Amazon’s effort to ditch Android on Fire TV may be taking shape

What you need to know

  • Amazon is ditching Android on Fire TV and is in the process of developing its own operating system, as revealed by a recent job listing.
  • The job posting was for a Fire TV Experience Software Development Engineer, suggesting a major overhaul of Fire TV’s OS.
  • The potential hire is expected to implement features during the transition from FOS/Android to native/Rust and React Native, with Rust likely being the backbone of the future Amazon Fire TV OS.

A recent job listing has revealed that Amazon is ditching Android on Fire TV and working on a fresh operating system.

The job listing, which has since been taken down, was for a Fire TV Experience Software Development Engineer, as spotted by AFTVNews. The job details strongly hint that the recruit will be overhauling Fire TV’s OS, swapping out Android for a new in-house operating system.


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