Fuchsia OS Unlocking Nest Hub’s Potential and Smart Home Innovations

The trio of Nest Hub devices Operating System originally operated on a Linux-based “Cast OS.” However, Fuchsia OS– Google gradually transitioned them to its proprietary over the span of a few years. One unintended advantage of this shift is that, unlike Cast OS, the Fuchsia team regularly releases patch notes for major updates, providing insights into the latest features and improvements.

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While many of the patch notes focus on internal enhancements or improvements to Fuchsia OS’s development environment, some changes are pertinent to Nest Hub owners. Notably, Fuchsia’s Bluetooth support received fixes, including resolving issues where song information wasn’t displaying while playing media from certain phones. Additionally, there was a humorous mention of fixing a problem with using headphones during a “Duo call.”

Furthermore, significant upgrades are underway for the Starnix system, which aims to enable native Linux applications to run on Fuchsia. Of particular interest is Google’s efforts to ensure compatibility with RISC-V hardware, indicating their commitment to expanding Fuchsia’s capabilities beyond the smart home domain. Continued monitoring of these developments is warranted in the coming months.

Fuchsia version 16 also brings several enhancements to built-in support for smart home standards. While most changes may not directly impact Nest Hub users, the added support for a Matter-equipped air quality sensor is noteworthy.

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