Google began mass distribution of the new Fuchsia OS

Google has begun mass distribution of its new operating system Fuchsia OS, which was originally introduced more than four years ago. Fuchsia OS became available on select smart speakers on the Google Nest Hub in May. And now all existing Google Nest Hubs of the first generation will automatically receive it. The update replaces the existing operating system of the device with Fuchsia OS. Now this is no longer a preview, but a stable release. 

Recall that the Nest Hub is a smart speaker with Google Assistant support and a large 7-inch display. The device debuted in 2018 and ran Cast OS, a Linux-based operating system.

Unlike Android and Chrome OS, which are based on Linux, Fuchsia OS is built from the ground up and uses a new microkernel called Zircon.

From the point of view of ordinary users, the Google Nest Hub interface will not change with the transition to the new OS. It is noted that the only way to find out that Fuchsia is installed on the device is to check the "About device" section in the settings menu, and even then the OS is not mentioned by name, only the firmware number changes to 1.52.260996.

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