Google is finally releasing its Fuchsia operating system to the public after more than four years of speculation. According to 9to5Google, the software, which was once rumored to be an Android replacement, is now rolling out to the first-generation Nest Hub as part of an update that owners may not even notice.
Though a smart screen from 2018 may not appear to be the most auspicious device for the launch of Fuchsia, Google is probably taking a conservative approach.
As a result, the fact that the Nest Hub isn’t overly complicated, with minor visuals built on top of Google’s Assistant, helps. Flutter, an open-source app development framework that enables developers to easily bring apps to multiple platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, Linux, and the web, is also powering the device.
As a result, Google should be able to easily replace the Hub’s existing CastOS with Fuchsia.
According to 9to5Google, the Nest Hub update will be phased over the coming months, beginning with those in the Preview Program before becoming more widely available.
While the functionality of the smart screen is likely to remain unchanged, testing Fuchsia on a public-facing device should allow Google to fine-tune the software before a wider rollout.
At its peak, Fuchsia was billed as a phone and PC color, with Google’s internal tests on mobiles and Chromebooks adding fuel to the fire. However, the uproar has subsided since then. Google was seeking technical input from the public on the open-source project, according to the most recent information.