Amazon presently runs Hearth OS, an Android fork, on its Hearth TVs and tablets. Hearth OS gadgets assist most Android apps because the working system relies on Android Open Supply Challenge. The e-commerce juggernaut, nevertheless, might be planning to maneuver away from Google’s OS. In response to a brand new report, Amazon plans to exchange the Android-based Hearth OS on Hearth TVs and different gadgets with a brand new working system. The brand new OS is reportedly at a complicated growth stage and will ship on supported gadgets in 2024.
In accordance the Lowpass e-newsletter, Amazon is within the means of changing Android OS with a brand new working system on Hearth TVs and different supported gadgets. The brand new OS, internally often known as Vega, has already undergone testing on Hearth TV streaming adapters and might be seen on choose Hearth TVs subsequent 12 months. The report mentions that Amazon has knowledgeable choose companions that it is engaged on transitioning to a brand new OS for its gadgets within the close to future.
The corporate has been engaged on a brand new OS for years and is claimed have held talks with chipmakers about the identical in 2017. The event efforts for the OS appears to have picked up tempo lately. The report cites an Amazon worker, who talked in regards to the OS on a Tech employee discussion board, saying that the corporate was engaged on an “iOS / Android competitor for all gadgets and IoT,” whereas including that growth on the OS was in its ultimate levels.
In response to the report, Vega can be a Internet-forward OS for sensible residence and different gadgets. Amazon reportedly intends to maneuver away from Android fully throughout all its gadgets. Along with Hearth TVs and shows, Vega may additionally run on in-car leisure programs and different future gadgets.
At present, Hearth TVs, Hearth TV stick, Echo Present sensible shows, and Hearth tablets run on the Android-based Hearth OS. As Amazon’s OS relies on open-source Android, the most recent model of the working system, Hearth OS 8, relies on Android 10 (API degree 29) and Android 11 (API degree 30). There isn’t any official phrase from Amazon in regards to the Vega OS or its launch timeline, however the report says the OS will arrive on choose gadgets as early as subsequent 12 months.