Google's Fuchsia OS project has been popular for several years, but it hasn't been very well received yet. Apart from the first generation Google Nest Hub, no other device uses the operating system, but the developer intends to change it by bringing Fuchsia to other devices.
Google recently submitted three job listings to hire two software engineers and an engineering manager (now removed) for the Fuchsia hardware team. As usual, this job listing describes the project the employee is working on and, in these cases, gives us tips on the future of Fuchsia OS.
In a software engineer job description, Google explains that with Fuchsia, Google's smart displays are available, "time to expand to additional smart devices and other form factors." While we can't say that other devices support Fuchsia, the rest of the Google Nest Smart Displays seem like a good bet.
The Engineering Manager job listing also gives us more information about other devices. Supports open source operating systems. As it turns out, Google's Fuchsia device team is working to "extend the Nest/Assistant to new form factors," suggesting we might see Fuchsia on more than just smart displays.
Fuchsia OS has been in development since 2016, but we only saw that it was introduced on the device earlier this year. Currently, only the first generation of Google Nest Hub supports Fuchsia, but its implementation did not make any significant differences or unique features compared to the previous operating system.
It was initially thought that Fuchsia could replace Android, but as we learn about it, it becomes clear that their goal is two distinct product groups. While Android targets phones, tablets, and TVs, Fuchsia appears to be Google's perfect solution for IoT devices.
Google is hiring employees to expand Fuchsia to other operating systems