Google upgrades Nest smart home device to Fuchsia OS: Learn More

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Tech giant Google plans to upgrade its Nest speakers to “Fuchsia”, which could launch next year.

“Fuchsia” is an operating system developed by Google. Fuchsia is based on a single core called Zircon, unlike Google’s Linux-based operating systems like Chrome OS and Android.

As reported by 9to5Google, a new prototype device called “Clover” appeared this week and is expected to run on the Amlogic A113L chip which seems to be a sign of a new Nest speaker in the works.

It’s speculated that it could be a third-gen Nest Mini, but it’s also possible that it’s a new Chromecast Audio.

Unlike all other Google prototypes written in Fuchsia code, Clover support is not created by Google.

Instead, a team of Amlogic developers contributed Fuchsia code for this likely Nest speaker.

Moreover, it is expected that “Clover” will not be the only device that Amlogic (a semiconductor company) has added to the Fuchsia code in the past few months.

Built on the same Amlogic A113X2 SoC, a new Fuchsia prototype codenamed “Buckeye” appears to have been entirely developed privately and then “moved” to public Fuchsia code, the report adds.

Amlogic developers have been working on Fuchsia support for the A113X2 or “A5” processor since May.

There isn’t a lot of publicly available information on this chip, however, a listing says it’s an audio-focused SoC with enhanced machine learning features, similar to the line Synaptics AudioSmart seen in recent Nest speakers.

At this time, there is no indication that Buckeye will be made by Google. Instead, it appears to be an Amlogic-only product, according to the report.

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