Google to merge Chrome OS and Android

by October 30, 2015 0 comments

Google’s two major operating systems Android and Chromes OS will soon be one and the combined OS could be unveiled in 2017. Merging the two operating systems means setting up Android to run on laptops and desktop computers, which would require big changes in OS and user interface, as well as supporting the Google Play Store. Chromebooks will reportedly receive a new name to reflect the new OS.

The first look of the combined OS is likely to be demonstrated at Google I/O next year. This bold move by Google will reduce the effort required to maintain the number of independent platforms.

According to sources, the new operating system is expected to be released sometime in 2017. Chromebooks have been fairly successful and is a different best in comparison to Windows OS, plus it is a low-cost computer option. Thus it will be interesting to see how Google will create the new OS that includes adding support for Android apps inside of Chrome OS. Though support is still limited, some Android apps are up and run comfortably on Chromebooks. Google also revealed a convertible Android laptop last month, called the Pixel C. Now, it seems like that’s just an early sign of what’s to come.

Google will also be working with partners to produce Android devices in PC form factors. According to  Google, the Chrome OS will not be killed and users can expect to see Chromebooks for the foreseeable future.

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