Google is going to announce the merger of Android and Chrome OS
Google may announce a new OS based on Android and Chrome OS as soon as next week, during a press conference which will be held October 4, 2016
hinted At it on the social network Twitter Vice-President for the development of Android, Google Play and Chrome Hiroshi Lockheimer (Hiroshi Lockheimer). He wrote that the first version of Android was announced exactly eight years ago, and the upcoming conference, in his opinion, will be a memorable date in the history of the company.
Lockheimer immediately asked on Twitter whether the company to finally announce “A******”, to illustrate the question with an image of a starry sky.
the fact that OS that is supposed to be a merger of Android and Chrome OS, according to the resource Android Police, is the code name Andromeda. Apparently, the OS is designed for smartphones and tablets, to PCs and laptops. This will give devices the ability to share information with each other.
What is known about the OS Andromeda
the news that Google is working on merging Android and Chrome OS into one OS, in October 2015, reported the website of the Wall Street Journal. According to the publication, by that time, the company worked on the project for about two years, and was going to present the consumer a new OS in 2016, But later Alistair Barr (Alistair Barr), one of the authors of the publication, called a different release date OS Andromeda – the beginning of 2017.
Andromeda – presumably the name of a hybrid of Android and Chrome OS
Now Android apps can run on Chrome OS using a utility App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) beta-version of which became available from September 2014 However, the analysis of the system code of Chrome OS for developers conducted by technoblogical TheWiseYoda in April 2016, revealed that Chrome OS already on a basic level, enclosing the possibility of cooperation with Android. http://www.cnews.ru/news/top/2016-04-25_google_nachal_obedinyat_android_i_chrome_os
Until now, the main event of the conference, dated 4 October was considered the announcement of the smartphones Pixel, which, apparently, will replace the reference line of Android-smartphone Nexus. Also, the media circulated information that the event will feature smart Home speakers Google, which must compete with the same product, Amazon Echo. According to Digital Spy at the conference the company will also introduce a tablet with a screen diagonal of 7 inches.