Amazon job listing confirms that Fire TV is dropping Android-based Fire OS

A report last year claimed that Amazon was working on an operating system, called Vega OS, as a replacement for the Android-based operating system it has been using on Echo and Fire TV devices for years. Shortly after, the new operating system was all but confirmed to already be running on Amazon’s new Echo Show 8 but whether or not it would be coming to Fire TV devices was still up in the air. Now, a new job listing from Amazon has confirmed that Fire TVs are transitioning away from Android and Fire OS. Read more ›

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Amazon’s in-house Vega OS is already on the new Echo Show 5

A report surfaced last week that Amazon has been working on its own in-house operating system called Vega OS as a replacement for its Android-based Fire OS. Dave Zatz of Zatz Not Funny! has now discovered that the latest version of the Echo Show 5, released earlier this year, is very likely already using Amazon’s new operating system. Read more ›

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Amazon reportedly may ditch Android on future Fire TV devices

A report from Janko Roettgers on Lowpass states that Amazon is working on a new in-house operating system, called Vega, as a replacement for its Android-based Fire OS, according to sources. While the project has been in the works since as early as 2017, it is said to be far enough along that it could appear on future Fire TV and smart display devices as early as next year. Read more ›

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