Holy name. Apologies for that, however there is a lot to speak about with regards to the attainable long run of Android and Chrome OS, because of a large number of reviews that surfaced over the weekend whilst the remainder of us have been on holiday, enjoyable, eating a half-dozen growlers of clean hop IPA, and unplugging like any will have to do on weekends. Let’s catch up.
To start out, we will be able to want to take you again to October 2015 to a report from the Wall Street Journal that claimed Google used to be running on folding Chrome OS into Android to create a unmarried running device. The record instructed that Google were running for no less than two years on making this transfer occur, however they nonetheless wouldn’t be in a position to convey it to solid till a while in 2017 after appearing it off to the global in 2016.
Google has most commonly denied that this used to be taking place, pronouncing that they're nonetheless actively running on each Chrome OS and Android in separate bureaucracy. Even with Android apps arriving on Chromebooks in fresh months, Google hasn’t admitted that they plan to do any of what the WSJ document claimed.
After which on Saturday, as Android reached an 8-year anniversary from the time Google first introduced it, Hiroshi Lockheimer Tweeted this:
We introduced the 1st model of Android 8 years in the past these days. I've a feeling 8 years from now we'll be speaking about Oct 4, 2016.
— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) September 24, 2016
OK, then. On October 4, we all know that Google is almost definitely going to announce the Pixel and Pixel XL telephones, Google Home pricing and availability, and a new Chromecast Extremely and Google WiFi routers. They’ll promote us on why they switched to Pixel from Nexus, what “#madebygoogle” method when HTC constructed those telephones, and how they see a imaginative and prescient for taking on the house in new tactics. However pronouncing that “we’ll be speaking about Oct 4, 2016” in 8 years, no less than to me, suggests extra. Positive, telephones and routers and house hubs are a laugh and all, however that’s now not 8-year-worthy speaking level stuff, until they suspect the unlock of the first Pixel telephones are going to be consider in 8 years.
The parents at Android Police assume it has to do with that record from the Wall Side road Magazine. Their resources have made it transparent that Google’s new long run OS is operating beneath the codename “Andromeda” at the second. This is certainly supposedly the folding of Chrome OS into Android and is already checking out on the Nexus 9, consistent with 9to5Google who dug up mentions of “Andromeda” in AOSP information. Android Police additionally thinks Google would possibly release “Andromeda” in 2017 with the subsequent Chromebook Pixel tool (codenamed “bison” or “Pixel 3”), despite the fact that it's going to ditch the “Chromebook” portion of the identify because it gained’t precisely run Chrome OS.
UPDATE: 9to5Google additionally believes that “Andromeda” may just arrive on the rumored Huawei Nexus tablet. Sure, Nexus, as it would possibly not absolutely be lifeless as a logo simply but. They don’t in reality have any further main points so as to add, instead of we expect it’ll be introduced with this guy, right here.
So far as this new Pixel 3 is involved, it’s stated to (no less than in its present shape) have a 12.3″ show with a convertible construct that more than likely folds into a tablet revel in, runs on an Intel 3 or i5 chipset with 32GB or 128GB of garage and 8GB or 16GB RAM. It should have a fingerprint reader, a couple of USB Sort-C ports, 3.5mm headphone jack, “host of sensors,” stylus improve with a sold-separately stylus, stereo audio system, and so forth. It sounds great, if now not extraordinarily pricey, however may well be priced at $799 or so, which isn’t dangerous.
Bringing it again to October 4 for a 2d, even though, believe the concept that Hiroshi is speaking about Google unveiling the first model of “Andromeda.” In the end, it used to be simply 8 years in the past that they unveiled the first model of Android and it has taken over the global. It’s a second in time that are meant to be remembered. The most probably follow-up to that more or less (optimistically) game-changing unlock without a doubt may well be no matter is subsequent for Google in cellular and computing running methods. That “subsequent” would possibly simply be the long run, “Andromeda.”