Android and Chrome OS to Be Merged, but Continue to Exist Standalone: Reports
Google reportedly intends to merge two of its operating systems into one. The desktop operating system Chrome OS is going to be combined with mobile platform Android. The result of the merging, could be revealed next year, according to reports. However, both Chrome OS and Android will continue to exist as standalone operating systems.
Following the reports, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Android and Chrome OS SVP, said on Twitter that the company is “very committed toChrome OS“. Of course, this is not the first time reports of Google’s intention to merge the Android and Chrome OS together have circulated.
Google engineers have reportedly been working on the new operating system for last two years, the Wall Street Journal claims. The move will allow the company to expand the reach of Android, the dominant software in the mobile market, a separate report on Re/code notes. The publication citing its sources claims that Google plans to offer its partner Chromebook OEMs a choice between Android and Chrome OS.