Operating System Android and Chrome OS was initially demonstrated different approaches to working with software . The first was based on the classical principle, when most of the software installed on the device, while the second consisted mainly of web applications. Naturally, that Android has received an increasing spread of smartphones and tablets, and Chrome OS is mainly used for laptops.
According to The Wall Street Journal, over the union of the company’s engineers have been working for about two years. According to the plans single Operating System will be presented in 2017 , and its preliminary version can come out a year earlier.
For details on the “hybrid” of the US Internet giant is not disclosed, the report said only that the new operating system will have access to the service Google Play. As a kind of proof of the above, the American press quoted the head of Google Sundar Pichaya that while communicating with analysts last week revealed that “mobile devices as a kind eventually merge with what we now call the desktops” .
As market analysts, the decision on the merger of operating systems is dictated by the low popularity of Chrome OS. While, as Android set to more than a billion mobile devices “Chromebook” occupy less than 3% of the PC market. Translation for Android laptops even more expand the user base of the platform, which is already used in smartphones, tablets, “smart” watches and televisions. In addition, the Android desktop PC owners will open access to the Play Market, which can benefit developers of various applications.