Amazon has been engaged on an in-house alternative for its Android-based Hearth OS, codenamed “Vega” and constructed for simpler app growth, in response to reporting from Janko Roettgers at Lowpass.
Hearth OS is a fork of Android based mostly on the Android Open Supply Venture (AOSP), nevertheless it’s removed from the identical factor. The Hearth Max 11, a 2023 system, is operating Hearth OS 8, which relies on Android 11, launched in 2020. As Roettgers factors out, Hearth TVs bought in 2023 are based mostly on Android 9, from 2018. Whereas an Android base offers a comparatively acquainted entry for builders that have already got Android apps, rebuilding the AOSP mission—meant to assist a wealth of various units and carrying years of technical debt—seemingly turned irritating sufficient for Amazon to push towards an in-house answer.
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