Google has poached senior macOS engineer Bill Stevenson to help build its upcoming Fuchsia OS.
Stevenson will make the switch in February after spending 14 years at Apple, where his most recent role was senior manager for Mac and Windows program management.
Fuchsia OS, an exciting project Google has been working on for some time, is an operating system designed to power almost everything — computers, mobile devices, wearables, and more.
Google hopes that Fuchsia OS, which will run Android apps, will eventually replace its various platforms for different devices, such as Chrome OS, Wear OS, and even Android itself. A number of Android developers have already moved to the Fuchsia team.
And now one Apple employee is making the switch, too.
Bill Stevenson drops macOS for Fuchsia OS
Stevenson confirmed on LinkedIn this week that he will be joining Google next month “to help bring a new operating system called Fuchsia to market.”
Stevenson doesn’t specify what exactly his new role will be. He has amassed a wealth of experience in software engineering, management, and more during his lengthy sting at Apple, where he started as a product release engineer for OS X in 2004.
It is believed that Stevenson is the first Apple employee to join the Fuchsia OS team.
Fuchsia OS won’t worry Apple just yet
Apple won’t have to worry about competing with Fuchsia OS just yet, however. Google has been working on the incredibly ambitious project for years now, and it will likely be several more before we see the first devices powered by Fuchsia OS.
Via: Android Authority