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Report: Google plans to upgrade Nest devices to run Fuchsia OS


A recent report revealed that the tech giant Google is planning to upgrade its Nest speakers to the “Fuchsia”, which may be launched next year.

Fuchsia is an operating system developed by Google, and Fuchsia relies on a unique kernel called Zircon, unlike Google’s Linux-based operating systems such as Chrome OS and Android, and as reported by 9to5Google, a new prototype of a device called “Clover” appeared this week. , which is slated to run on the Amlogic A113L chip which appears to be a sign of a new speaker from Nest.

It’s speculated that it could be a third-generation Nest Mini, but there’s also a possibility it could be a new Chromecast Audio, and unlike every other Google prototype written in Fuchsia, Clover support isn’t built by Google.

Instead, a team of Amlogic developers has contributed a Fuchsia code for this potential Nest speaker, and moreover, it is expected that “Clover” isn’t 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 privately developed and then “ported” to the public Fuchsia token, the report added. A5″ since May.

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

At the moment, 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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