Google is planning to merge its chrome OS with andriod OS and roll out a single operating system by 2017.
Google engineers have been working for roughly two years to combine the operating systems and have made progress recently. It expects to show off an early version next year. This move is…long-awaited.
Chrome OS was Google’s effort to bring a browser-centric experience to more devices but Android…only worked when software and apps were downloaded. … As mobile device and app usage soared, Android prevailed.
The new operating system is expected to be released sometime in 2017. While this is a major and somewhat surprising move — Chromebooks have been fairly successful and are a great low-cost computer option — it’s easy to see how Google got here. Sundar Pichai, who’s now leading Google, was put in charge of both Chrome and Android two years ago, and he’s made moves to bring the two operating systems closer in that time. That includes adding support for Android apps inside of Chrome OS. Though support is still limited, some Android apps are up and running on Chromebooks. Google also revealed a convertible Android laptop last month, called the Pixel C. Now, it seems like that’s just an early sign of what’s to come.
So YES, Chrome OS and Android are merging. Thus it mean chrome Os is dead?