Fuchsia, the operating system that Google has been working on for years in complete secrecy, is beginning to be an operating system in the hands of end consumers. The first generation of Nest Hub smart displays has made its official debut with a new firmware update, thus covering all devices and not just those found registered in the preview program.

The most surprising thing about this is that Google has made the update as transparent as possible for users, who won’t notice any change in interface or experience after switching from Cast OS to Fuchsia OS on their own devices, although they can see an improvement in their performance.

We have to remember that fuchsia operating systemUnlike Cast OS, or even Android, it is not based on Linux, opting instead for a small, self-developed kernel called Zircon, which attempts to circumvent the limitations of the Linux kernel.

An update that goes completely unnoticed

Google initially chose to accommodate a limited number of devices for Fuchsia OS through its preview program, which includes more Nest Hub devices along the way, taking a good look at potential issues updates might encounter.

to me 9to5GoogleOver the past weekend, a change on the support page indicated the presence of a new firmware for first-generation Nest Hub devices, both for users enrolled in the preview and for other users who also have this smart display model.

In this way, Fuchsia OS begins its official journey as an operating system, encompassing all of the company’s first generation smart display devices, and Cast OS devices can still exist, although it will be a matter of time before all Nest devices first generation hubs have Running Fuchsia OS.

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Users will not have to do practically anything, nor will they notice practically any change in the experience they receive, being an experience completely identical to the experience that has been offered so far under the Cast OS, although we would say, perhaps the only thing they do you will notice an improvement in the performance.

There is no doubt that the work done by the Google team in making it possible to replace one system with another is surprising without users noticing anything hard. We don’t know if Google intends to do something similar with other operating systems in the future, although we wouldn’t be surprised to do so.


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