More than four years after its release, Google has finally released its own Fuchsia operating system to the public. The software – once tipped as a Android replacement – is currently in circulation for the first-generation Nest Hub as part of an update that owners have not even noticed, according to 9to5Google. Although a 2018 smart screen doesn’t seem to be the most suitable device for Fuchsia launch, Google is likely to take a prudent approach.
So, it helps that the Nest Hub isn’t too complicated, with minor visuals built on top of the Google Assistant. The device is also powered by Flutter, an open-source application development framework that allows developers to easily port apps to multiple platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, Linux and the web. Therefore, Google should be able to easily switch to Fuchsia for the existing CastOS of the Hub.
As well as 9to5Google reports, the Nest Hub update will be gradual in the coming months, starting with those in the Preview Schedule, before becoming more available. While the functionality of the smart screen will likely remain unchanged, testing Fuchsia on a public device should help Google to further adjust the software before any wider release.
At its peak, the hype surrounding Fuchsia has been billed for phones and PCs, with Google’s internal texts enabled. mobile and Chromebooks adding fuel to the fire. But, the rum has dropped since then. The last we heard, Google searched technical input from the public on the open-source project.
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