Google is reportedly planning a move to merge its Chrome operating system into Android OS. It looks like a move to bring a greater unified user experience, while expanding the reach of Android. There is no official statement yet, but it looks like more Android based laptops could be appearing in the future.
The Wall Street Journal spoke to sources close to the matter who claimed that the merger of the two operating systems has been in the works for the last two years. The final product is not expected to be announced until 2017, but there is talk about an early build being previewed next year.
Chrome OS has not been performing as well as its mobile cousin. The browser based operating system only accounts for 3-percent of the PC market. Google is already appearing to be ready to abandon the project, seeing that its most recent tablet – the Pixel C – is the first device in the Pixel line to have dropped Chrome OS.
Google is not the only company looking to unify its experience between mobile and PC operating systems. Microsoft’s Windows 10 eco-system combines the same OS across mobile, PC, and even the Xbox console; allowing users to jump between devices with little adjustment.
[Source: Wall Street Journal]