Google Fuchsia OS, the long underdevelopment platform, has finally made its public debut on the first generation Nest Hub smart devices…
The Google Fuchsia operating system has been in the works since 2016. During that time, The tech giant has said little about its built-from-scratch operating system, which will ostensibly serve as a partial or total replacement for Chrome and Android. While there have been occasional looks at the operating system in-action, nothing has been complete. That is, until now. Google is officially rolling its Fuchsia OS out to first generation Nest Hub devices.
Official Google Fuchsia OS Public Release Rolls Out to First Generation Nest Hub
Google Fuchsia OS is a brand new operating system that is built on an entirely different kernel other than Linux, known as Zircon. Unlike Chrome or Android, Fuchsia is built in coordination with another technology known as Flutter, giving it cross-platform prowess. Therefore, Fuchsia can run on smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, smart devices, and even in other form factors, such as appliances and more.
This gives fuchsia the ability to power just about any type of technology, which means that there’s little to no functionality or experiential differences from one form factor to another. Although, Google says that Fuchsia is not meant to be a one-on-one replacement for either Chrome or Android. However, it should give Google the ability to retain top level control of the platform, much like Apple does with iOS.
First generation nest hub device owners are quite unlikely to notice any difference in performance, functionality, or interface. This is due to the fact that Fuchsia works under the hood and operates in such a similar way as other systems that there should be absolutely no difference. Since this marks Google’s first official public release Fuchsia OS, consumers ought to expect it to arrive on other form factors in the not too distant future.