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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Google combines Chrome OS and Android to develop Andromeda that works seamlessly across the devices

Imagine an operating system that is not device and hardware specific, offer a seamless experience across screens. Imagine an operating system that receives regular improvement updates just like the iOS does. Google is exactly doing this thing by marrying Android and Chrome OS to generate a new type of operating system called Andromeda.

Andromeda is not a new project Google is working with. Google is developing this operating system for laptops which combines the best of Android and Chrome OS called actually as Fuchsia.

Google hasn't actually tried to hide this project. People has discovered that Google is trying to replace the Android’s Linux kernel. Rather than saying that Chrome OS is merged into Android OS to form Andromeda, it is noteworthy to say that Chrome OS and Android OS merged to form a new operating system called Fuchsia. It’s worth noting that these operating systems had previously already begun to merge together to an extent, such as when the Android team worked with the Chrome OS team in order to bring Update Engine to Nougat, which introduced A/B updates to the platform.

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Andromeda works on wide range of devices regardless of screen size and architecture. Andromeda clearly serves Google’s own purposes. The only platforms that the company really supports are the web, Android, and iOS, in that order.

The market for Chrome OS meanwhile is of course mostly limited to education, not to diminish it. Andromeda, however, will provide a laptop OS with native apps and backward compatibility with Android. 

The promise of a laptop platform that can bring all the advances of mobile, bereft of the vestiges of PC legacy, while also embracing proven input and interface paradigms is extremely appealing. And since Apple has only inched MacOS along in recent years despite its decades of cruft and legacy, we welcome Google’s efforts wholeheartedly. Hopefully, 2017 will finally be the beginning of the new PC.

Another interesting thing to point out is that Google is testing Andromeda on Snapdragon 835 processor which hints that the first Andromeda powered device will be a tablet and can be expected to be released later this year.

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