Fuchsia is a new, open-sourced operating system by Google that has been built from the ground up. It has been over five years since Google started the development of the new OS. And the good news is that the first Fuchsia OS update is now available for the first-generation Google Nest Hub devices.
The Fuchsia OS update will not bring any UI changes to the Nest Hub. And, all the functionality and features of the Nest Hub will remain the same as before. So, how do you know if your Nest Hub has received Fuchsia OS update? Here is how to check it.
Nest Hub is a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker with a large 7-inch display. First launched in 2018 with Linux-based Cast OS, Nest Hub now receives a non-Linux-based Fuchsia OS update. But, you cannot easily identify whether it is running on Fuchsia OS or Cast OS.
Steps to Check OS Version of Google Nest Hub
- On your Nest Hub, swipe up from the bottom of the display, and tap on Settings.
- In Settings, choose the ‘About device’ option.
- You will see the software version of your device.
- Next, scroll down, and if ‘Operating System Version’ is listed, it means your device is running Fuchsia.
FYI, Fuchsia is an open-source operating system developed at Google. The OS is currently a long-term project for Google and is said to have preferences for security, performance, and updatabality. It is not based on Linux but on a new kernel developed at Google called Zircon. It seems that the main aim of the Fuchsia OS is to replace Google’s current Linux kernel-based platforms like Android and Chrome OS as a means to unify both platforms.
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