As Fuchsia OS rolls out to Nest Hub devices, there isn’t a noticeable difference in daily function which is impressive. One of the reasons that this is so impressive is that it’s a completely new OS designed from the ground up.

For anyone wondering how to tell if a device has been updated, the Google Support page has recently been updated with instructions on how to tell:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the display screen.
  2. Tap Settings and then About device.
  3. You will find your Software Version and Cast Firmware Version.
  4. Scroll to the bottom.
  5. If “Operating System Version” is also listed, your device is running Fuchsia.

As already stated, there isn’t much by way of obvious, user-facing changes. If you’re a regular user of the casting capability, you may notice that the casting commences quicker than previously. The other change we’ve seen is that navigation through the menus is a little faster. What users will see from the OS update in the future is unclear right now, but we’ll hope for some big things.