Google is pushing Fuchsia OS upgrade to first-gen Nest Hub Devices


The Google Home hub is the next upgrade to the Fuchsia operating system for first-gen nest hub devices which Google is pushing out. The Fuchsia OS, unlike its Android counterpart, is not based on Linux, rather it uses a microkernel called Zircon. However, this OS was only made available for devices that enrolled in a program in May. Now the OS is coming out to first gen-nest hub devices.

Fuchsia OS upgrade
Fuchsia OS upgrade

Google has confirmed that the new firmware update is already being sent to the first gen-nest hub devices and some of them are already running it. However, there is no much difference between this update and the OS that has been on nest devices. 

The reason for this new update not looking much different from what has already been running is that Google looks to make it as close and identical as the previous OS. That being said the only way you can distinguish between both OS is by checking the “About Device.” 

How to check your Firmware Version on your Nest device

If you want to know if your device is running the new fushia OS just follow the steps below:

  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen of your nest device.
  • Now tap on Settings and select About Device.
  • Scroll down to the bottom.
  • If the operating system version is listed your device is running on fuchsia.

Note: After you have tapped on the “About device” section you will find your software version and cast firmware version.


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