Google’s Fuchsia OS has been inand now it’s heading onto some devices. First up: the first-generation .
The search giant on Tuesday started rolling out an update to its 2018 smart home device. The change, which was earlier reported by 9to5Google, will replace the device’s existing Cast OS with Google’s new Fuchsia software. The update process will happen over the next few months and there won’t be any changes to the experience for Nest Hub owners, according to Google.
Unlike Android, Fuchsia was developed by Google and is not based on Linux. It, however, which should make any potential transition to this OS from Android or Chrome OS a bit easier.
Google previously described the Fuchsia project as an operating system for “modern phones and modern personal computers,” suggesting that it envisioned Fuchsia for more than just smart home or internet-of-things devices. The company now says Fuchsia is meant to be a general-purpose OS, though it’s unclear what other devices the software might land on.