Bloomberg's Mark Bergen and Mark Gurman wrote a great piece published today on Fuschia, the next-generation operating system Google is bootstrapping.
In that article they take the following victory lap:
"Members of the Fuchsia team have discussed a grander plan that is being reported here for the first time: Creating a single operating system capable of running all the company’s in-house gadgets, like Pixel phones and smart speakers, as well as third-party devices that now rely on Android and another system called Chrome OS, according to people familiar with the conversations.
The key word here is "reported." This has been rumored and even assumed for a long time. I summarized the conventional wisdom on this back in December:
"According to this set of predictions, Fuchsia will replace Android Wear, Android and Chrome OS, but run existing apps designed for those platforms. In other words, future Android phones would ship with Fuchsia instead of Android, and Chromebooks would ship with Fuchsia instead of Chrome OS... another line of thinking says Fuchsia will power IoT gadgets and wearables — car dashboards and smartwatches, for example."
The most important thing, though, is that if Mark Bergen and Mark Gurman become a famous reporting duo like Woodward and Bernstein -- so much so that we all just call them by their last names -- they've got to reverse the order. Because Gurman and Bergen is easier to say than Bergen and Gurman.
In fact, Gurman and Bergen is actually fun to say.