There has been talk of Chrome OS and Android merging together for a while now and it looks like we may finally see that come to fruition next month, as reports this week are claiming that Google is currently preparing something called ‘Andromeda’, a Chrome OS and Android hybrid OS. This new software will reportedly run on upcoming tablets and laptops.
According to 9to5Google, Andromeda will be the Android/Chrome OS hybrid and it is already planned to run on a tablet that Huawei is currently producing for Google, on top of that, Android Police has caught wind of a ‘Pixel 3’ convertible laptop, which will also run the new OS.
Google’s upcoming laptop won’t be marketed as a Chromebook, but will instead be a more ambitious effort with the goal of taking on Windows and OS X devices. According to a report from Android Police, this laptop will have a 12.3-inch display and measure in at 10mm thick. It will feature an Intel processor, two USB Type-C ports, a backlit keyboard and a glass trackpad, similarly to Apple’s Macbooks.
While we probably won’t be seeing the convertible laptop next month, Andromeda may make its debut on its next tablet, which will be announced alongside Google’s next batch of smartphones.
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KitGuru Says: While Android is hugely successful on the mobile side, Chrome OS hasn’t made waves for desktops or laptops. Merging the two systems could be a big step up for Google. What do you guys think of Google’s upcoming ‘Andromeda’ OS? Do you think it’s a good idea, or should Google keep its mobile and desktop systems completely separate?