Amazon has begun changing Android with its personal software program on some merchandise

A photo of the Echo Show 5 running Amazon’s custom OS.
The third-generation Echo Present 5 is operating a brand new OS 1.1 as a substitute of the usual Fireplace OS. | Picture by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge

Final week, it was reported that Amazon is quietly creating its personal working system that may substitute Android on its Fireplace TV gadgets earlier than increasing to different merchandise, together with the corporate’s many good shows. Janko Roettgers spilled the main points in his Lowpass publication. The report predicted that Amazon’s software program, codenamed Vega, might seem on Fireplace TV streaming {hardware} as quickly as subsequent yr.

However as found by Zatz Not Humorous!, it seems this new homegrown OS is already getting used on the newest Echo Present 5, which shows its software program as “OS 1.1” as a substitute of the anticipated Fireplace OS. The low quantity is an apparent indication that we’re coping with a brand-new platform; the Echo Present 8, by comparability, at the moment runs Fireplace OS…

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