The following architectural principles guide Fuchsia's design and development:
Simple: Fuchsia makes it easy to create, maintain, and integrate software and hardware across a wide range of devices.
Secure: Fuchsia has a kernel and software model designed for modern computing.
Updatable: As a modular operating system, Fuchsia allows the kernel, drivers, and software components to be independently updatable.
Performant: Fuchsia is designed for real world product requirements and optimized for performance.
The core of the system is Zircon , a kernel and collection of libraries for handling system startup and bootstrapping. All other system components are implemented in user space and isolated, reinforcing the principle of least privilege. This includes:
- Device drivers
- Network stacks