Google Starts Rolling Out Fuchsia OS, Starting With First-Gen Nest Hub

Fuchsia OS

Fuchsia OS is rolled out by Google which had been under development for a long time. And finally, on 25th May 2021; Google has made an announcement that an updated version is going to be rolled out for the first-generation Nest Hub. This was released in 2018 for the first time.

This operating system by Google has been written using ‘C’, ‘C++’, ‘Dart‘, ‘Python¹’, and few more coding languages. And as per the GitHub project report; Fuchsia OS can run on many platforms like smartphones, tablets, PCs, and on other embedded systems too.

On 1st July 2019, Google announced the homepage of their project on Fuchsia; which provides the source code and documentation for this operating system.

Fuchsia OS Functionality

The operating system Fuchsia also presents a Vulkan-based graphic rendering engine Escher. This graphic engine provides specific support for volumetric soft shadows.

Google also mentioned practicality; that the updated version of Fuchsia OS will not make any changes to the functionality of the Nest Hub.

But silently and secretively, the smart display will continue to run Fuchsia OS replacing the Linux-based system it used to run. Which means the functionality will almost be identical.

Google’s smart display experience is built with Flutter; which is created to steadily and typically bring different apps, including the Fuchsia, to multiple platforms.

The Improvement of the Operation System

This operating system has been developed and upgraded multiple times and so many changes can be noticed in the operation of this OS. From being an ambitious experimental UI design to running and even ranging the full area of Google smart home and Chromebook line-up, Fuchsia’s slow but steady and gradual improvement is noticeable.

Fuchsia OS is mainly a cross-device, open-source operating system from Google. This operating system is optimized for running low-power devices such as Internet of Things (IoT) equipment and personal computing like tablets, PCs, as already mentioned. Fuchsia OS is based on the Zircon (formerly Magenta) kernel, which was derived from Little Kernel, a tiny embedded OS.

Earlier in May 2021, we had observed that the first-generation Google Nest Hub with the first ‘Fuchsia 1.0’ to be released after receiving approval from Bluetooth SIG. This incident pointed, to the use of this OS by different developers other than Google.

It is also expected that the first-generation Nest Hub owners won’t even notice that the operating system has been changed to Fuchsia OS.

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