Fuchsia OS is Google’s ambitious project which the company started a few years ago however, the idea is far from being adopted as a mainstream OS. Apart from the company’s 1st gen Google Nest Hub, no other devices are running on the OS, however, it seems that Google has some other plans to make changes by bringing Fuchsia OS to more devices.
Google recently posted three job listings to hire two staff software engineers and an engineering manager for its Fuchsia devices team. These job listings describe the project where the employee will work, and it gives us some hints about the future of Fuchsia OS.
In the job description for software engineer, Google explains that with Fuchsia available to Google smart displays, “now it’s time to expand to additional smart devices and other form factors.” though we are not certain as to which another device the Fuchsia OS will support but the remaining lineup of Google Nest smart displays seems like a good bet.
In the job listing of engineers, we also get some insight into which other devices may also eventually support the open-source OS. And it seems that the development team of Fuchsia devices is working on “expanding the reach of Nest/Assistant to new form factors,” which suggests that we might see Fuchsia on more than just smart displays.
According to the third job listing, we can see that Google is hiring a software engineer for the platform graphics and media team. In its description, the company states that the job is to “ensure that Fuchsia is bringing maximum value to partners and Fuchsia-based products,” so there’s a chance we might see Fuchsia being supported by third-party products as well.
Fuchsia has been in development since 2016, and only the 1st-gen Google Nest Hub supports Fuchsia OS, however, its implementation didn’t bring any noticeable differences or unique features compared to the previous OS.