Chrome OS, the “cloud” operating system that Google introduced for laptops and Android, the operating system on phones and tablets may become one, according..
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Chrome OS, the “cloud” operating system that Google introduced for laptops and Android, the operating system on phones and tablets may become one, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The “folding” could happen as early as next year…could be introduced at the next developer event, I/O…or not. I’ve personally spoken to sources over the past few years about it, some play the “one could imagine” game when discussing a “merger” of the two projects. The chatter increased when Android co-founder Andy Rubin left Google last year. What we do know is that neither operating system is being “killed off.” Here’s the deal. Mobile rules the world, and Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai (he previously oversaw Chrome, Chrome OS, Apps and added Android to his purview in 2013) stated as such during Alphabet’s recent earnings call. It’s no secret. There are elements of Android that make it a far superior operating system than Chrome OS. But you know what, Chrome OS does a hell of a job relying on Google’s browser, which is by the far the top browser among internetters. What Chrome OS lacks is native apps, and that’s what gets developers excited and consumer’s minds swirling about possibilities. In fact, Chrome OS is quite boring. So boring that schools love them. Big companies are taking a look at them. Because of Google Apps. To me, Chrome OS always felt like it could be a “mode” that you should be able to turn on within Android. For when you had a shitty internet connection or just wanted the bare bones to get work done. Regardless, the ecosystem is alive and well.