Google has been taking a lot of strides in merging Chrome OS and Android features into one big package. Allowing Android apps to run on Chrome OS devices was the latest step taken by Google to merge both of these operating systems.
Now 9to5Google and Android Police report that Google is working on a new OS named Andromeda which will combine Android with Chrome OS to run a hybrid platform which will support current laptop based configuration of Chrome OS with touch-based design and applications of Android.
Google is expected to debut Andromeda on two new Pixel devices; a convertible laptop and a tablet made by Huawei. The laptop’s hardware is expected to be different from current Chrome OS devices in the sense that it will feature an i3 or i5 processor, 128 GB flash memory and 8 or 16 GB RAM. This is in contrast with current lightweight Chromebooks running on Atom processors and supporting measly storage spaces ranging from 16 to 32 GB.
Such a hybrid device, which will also support decent specs, will be the first for Google and can help it be a competitor in the convertible laptops’ market which is getting more and more popular day by day. The other device which Google hopes to unveil alongside Andromeda is the successor to current Pixel tablet. The tablet is expected to showcase how Andromeda will work with mobile first hardware.
Both these devices are expected to launch sometime in Q3 2017. However, Google may shed some light over their progress with Andromeda on their October 4 event, the same event is also expected to unveil two new Pixel phones.
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