Internet search giant Google According to a report by 9to5Google, Fuchsia has introduced a new operating system for its first-generation Nest Hub device.
The report says the company told them it was rolling out an update for the first-generation Nest Hub devices that were introduced in 2018.
The report states that this new update is not intended to change any of the functionality of the Nest Hub, but rather to make “under the hood” changes when the Linux-based “Cast OS” is changed to Fuchsia OS.
The Fuchsia-based update for the Nest Hub will be released in the coming months and will initially be available to everyone in the preview program and later to everyone.
“Today’s release marks Google’s biggest public move towards Fuchsia as the operating system the average person can use. Through field tests on real devices in the wild, Google can prove that the newly developed operating system “not Linux” is ready to be used in the smart home as a replacement for the Cast operating system, ”the report added.
Future Google plans for Fuchsia OS are currently unknown.
However, the report suggested that smart home is just one of many possibilities that Google has explored for Fuchsia. It is apparently capable of powering both desktops and smartphones, even with Android apps running natively.
“It’s not just phones and PCs. In the world of IoT there are more and more devices that require operating systems and new runtimes, etc. I think there is a lot of room for multiple operating systems with different strengths and specializations. Fuchsia is one of those things. So stay up to date, ”says Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google SVP for Android, Chrome / OS, Play and Photos.