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Google certifies ‘Sapphire’ by Fuchsia OS w / Bluetooth SIG



Before Bluetooth-based equipment or software can be made available to the public, it needs to be approved by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Tonight, part of Google’s long-evolved Fuchsia OS was listed with Bluetooth SIG.

Over the past few years, we’ve patiently watched Google develop a new operating system, Fuchsia, completely from scratch. In fact, Fuchsia boasts obviously not relying on Linux, unlike Android and Chrome OS.

Google’s community of fans and developers has become excited about what Fuchsia has to offer, which is a brand new operating system built for devices of all types. However, in the time since it was first discovered, Fuchsia has received very little public attention from Google, just a few mentions surrounding last year̵

7;s Google I / O event.

Tonight, a new listing from Google LLC has arrived with the Bluetooth SIG for the “Google Sapphire 1.0 Bluetooth Core Server Solution”. We already know from previous research on Google’s Fuchsia Operating System that “Sapphire” is the internal codename for Fuchsia’s Bluetooth stack and that Sapphire’s description on the Bluetooth SIG website also specifically calls it Fuchsia.

  Fuchsia OS, Sapphire, Bluetooth SIG listings by Google

Having a piece of OS to Bluetooth SIG is actually quite a common one. Over the years, Android and Chrome OS have had their Bluetooth software re-certified a few times, in response to major changes.

So what exactly can we learn from this new list? Unfortunately, no other than the fact that Fuchsia will support Bluetooth 5.0, which is not surprising, this is the latest version of Bluetooth. In fact, we already knew that Fuchsia was showcased at a separate Bluetooth SIG event in 2018.

Instead, the better question is why – why was Google trying to get Fuchsia, which still looks like a Bluetooth SIG-certified skunkworks project? For now, all we can really do is speculate.

Personally, I hope this is another step towards the publicity of Fuchsia, especially since Fuchsia seems to have reached its dogfood development stage over the past few months. Conversely, it’s also likely that Fuchsia’s appearance on the Bluetooth SIG makes no sense at all. Only time will tell.

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