About the Author

Kyle Bradshaw

@SkylledDev

Kyle has formed an obsession with Google’s Fuchsia OS. He knows it’s going to be the next big thing, but also knows he has to prove that before others will believe it. When not writing about Fuchsia, his interests lean somewhat political, especially at the intersection of politics and technology. He can be reached for tips or just friendly chat by Twitter or email. Kyle@9to5mac.com

July 13

We all know Google is in the business of analytics, whether it’s as a service to help web developers or to help improve the relevance of ads you’re shown. Android developers even have the option of putting Google Analytics into their apps to better understand their users actions and decisions.

It comes as no surprise to me that Google’s Fuchsia Team has decided to build analytics directly into the operating system.

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July 2

Google is actively developing a YouTube app for its fledgling Fuchsia operating system, according to evidence we found in its source code. On a proposed change related to a Tic-Tac-Toe demo game being created for Fuchsia, Googler Larry Landry posted a link that appears to be for code from a private, in-development “YouTube Player”.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

June 29

This week in Fuchsia Friday, we take a look at how Fuchsia will appeal to web developers and an interesting look at Fuchsia possibly being used outside Google.

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June 28

PSA: Some antivirus programs are causing connection issues with Google services

This morning, some users have been reporting — and we’ve witnessed first-hand — a combination of issues with antivirus programs leading to not being able to access Google sites, including Gmail.

June 27

Google is now a Platinum Member of The Linux Foundation

Open source is a very important principle at Google, considering how many of its projects are developed that way. Google is now a Platinum sponsor of The Linux Foundation — a non-profit organization that advances the cause.

June 15

Last time on Fuchsia Friday, we dug into two prototype devices that Google is developing to run on Fuchsia, and mentioned that there’s a third “device” in the works. Today we’ll take a look at Machina, Fuchsia’s built-in emulator.

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June 12

Google Cloud announces support for Node.js in App Engine

Google App Engine is used by developers to make it easier than ever to deploy web apps without the fuss of managing a server or scaling infrastructure. Today, Google announced that App Engine is gaining support for the wildly popular Node.js JavaScript run-time.

June 11

References to AOSP code found in Fuchsia source, but it’s not what you think

Sometime in late May, Fuchsia, Google’s in-development OS for mobile (and more), added a loose connection to AOSP in the form of new ‘projects’ in their Gerrit source code management hub, but now the code is being used and we can see what it’s actually for.

June 6

Project Capillary makes end-to-end push notification encryption easy on Android

In a progressive move, Google has released a new open-source privacy library to allow developers to encrypt Android push notifications.

June 4

Google partners w/ Pexip to bring interoperability between Hangouts Meet & Skype, Cisco, more

As part of a bigger move towards third-part interoperability in G Suite, Google has entered into a partnership with Norwegian companies Pexip and Videxio to introduce interoperability between Hangouts Meet and a variety of video conferencing services.

June 3

Google Assistant and Alexa integration may soon be coming to Xbox One

According to a report from Windows Central, the Xbox One will be receiving an update to gain support for Google Assistant and Alexa, in addition to its existing Cortana support.

June 1

Since we first heard about it in 2016, we’ve pretty much known that Fuchsia will run on a variety of devices — from phones to traditional laptop/desktop computers. There’s more to it, though. In the past few months, Fuchsia’s Zircon kernel has picked up support for a handful of new devices, including two codenamed Google projects, each expanding the reach of what Fuchsia will run on.

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May 25

Thus far in the Fuchsia Friday column, I’ve been Fuchsia’s number one fan, and each week I hope my enthusiasm shines through. This week, however, I’d like to address something in the work-in-progress OS that has me worried, albeit not a problem that’s unique to Fuchsia in any case.

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May 21

Google announces Git code management protocol v2 w/ major bandwidth improvements

On its Open Source Blog, Google announced the first major revision of the open source Git protocol.

Last night on CBS, 60 Minutes aired a segment called “The Real Power of Google” which looked at anti-trust claims against Google from anti-competition experts and, of all companies, Yelp.

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May 18

In the last few days, some of you have noticed that Android is gaining some of the same kinds of features and concepts we’ve discovered are coming in Fuchsia. Let’s take a few minutes to dig into each of them and what they mean as a whole for the two OSes.

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May 14

Australia’s ACCC is using information from Oracle to investigate Google and Android’s potential privacy issues and excess mobile data usage.

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May 11

With all the developer excitement following Google I/O this week, we’re keeping in theme with a developer-oriented Fuchsia Friday.

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Since its announcement almost a year ago, we’ve wondered what implementing Project Treble would look like in the real world. This week we got our first taste.

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May 8

During the I/O 2018 Developer Keynote, Google announced a successor to the APK format that will bring wild new features and improvements to the Android ecosystem.

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