The Nest Hub Max is receiving Google's new operating system

The Nest Hub Max is receiving Google's new operating system

For a long time, Google's new Fuchsia OS remained elusive. Google began quietly working on its in-house operating system years ago, and for a long time, its purpose remained unclear to most people. Could it be a smartphone OS? A laptop/desktop OS? Google then surprised everyone and started putting it on some of its amazing smart displays. After launching on the first-generation Nest Hub, Fuchsia is now rolling out to all Nest Hub Max users, following an extended testing period.

As reported by 9to5Google and quietly confirmed by Google's support page, the company's paranormal operating system is widely landing on Nest Hub Max devices. It was previously available to beta testers through a preview program launched by Google. However, it looks like the final stable release has many changes compared to the beta.

In fact, if you don't know what Fuchsia is, you probably won't notice anything changing. As was the case with the initial preview, everything looks virtually identical in terms of the user interface, with the only major addition being a dedicated Bluetooth menu. It gives you the ability to pair new devices and use the Nest Hub Max as a Bluetooth speaker. Other than that, there aren't any major changes to see. This is an impressive achievement on its own, as the company has replaced the entire operating system that runs under the user interface.

If you were expecting Fuchsia to be a drastic change to your Nest Hub Max, you'll be sorely disappointed. No surprises there, as that was also the case it debuted on the first-gen Nest Hub last year. This will likely allow for more attractive upgrades in the future, but for now, that's all you get.

If you want to give your smart display a Fuchsia touch, keep an eye out for an update coming on your device. More changes are coming soon, including a larger redesign and other exciting upgrades and changes, but these will require more time in the oven before reaching your device.