This one’s being doing the rounds for years now, however I nonetheless assume it's value speaking about as merging Android and ChromeOS does make a large number of sense.
Why? Easy: it provides Google some critical succeed in into areas lately ruled by way of Apple and Microsoft with their respective iPads and Floor machines.
However will it occur this yr?
Truthfully, I do not know. However I'm 100% bought at the Android Andromeda idea.
For people that don’t know, Android Andromeda is a merger of Android and Chrome OS that Google has reportedly been running on for some time. Topic of reality, again in October 2015 the Wall Side road Magazine published that Google is about to merge the 2 running techniques by way of 2017.
Because the WSJ reported: “Alphabet Inc. ’s Google plans to fold its Chrome running gadget for private computer systems into its Android cellular running gadget, in line with other folks conversant in the topic, an indication of the rising dominance of cellular computing. Google engineers were running for more or less two years to mix the running techniques and feature made growth lately, two of the folk stated. The corporate plans to unveil its new, unmarried running device in 2017, however expects to blow their own horns an early model subsequent yr, probably the most folks stated.”
However as Google has made nearly 0 connection with Andromeda’s long run, that 2017 date is unsure. On the other hand, Google may just wonder everybody at I/O and announce there'll if truth be told be NO Android O and as an alternative all units going forwards may have Android Andromeda on them.
I don’t actually get what Google is as much as right here. Apple and Microsoft are each making HUGE inroads into folks’s lives with their iPad Professional and Floor machines, which champion hybrid capability – i.e. bringing in combination tablet and pc capability.
Google has a super OS within the type of ChromeOS that it might simply splice into Android to create identical reports. I’m an enormous recommend of ChromeOS and I’d love to peer one thing like an iPad Professional pop out of Google’s labs.
Why convey Android apps to ChromeOS when you’re now not interested by merging the 2 platforms on some true, next-generation hybrid units?