Rumors, reports and speculations, there are plenty of them available on the interwebs about the possible merger of Android and Chrome OS. We occasionally hear from Google as well, explaining why they will not merge both the operating systems.
And then we hear more rumors and reports about interesting things on Chrome OS code. Here is the latest, Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP of Android, Chrome OS and Play mentioned in an interview with “All About Android” that they are not planning to merge Chrome OS and Android.
When asked how different these two operating systems are, Hiroshi Lockheimer said that Android and Chrome OS started out on two different platforms, Android on phones, and Chrome OS on the Cr48 Chromebooks. Their starting points are different. Also, unlike Android, Chrome OS updates are handled by Google directly. He said that Google is happy to have to successful platforms.
“For us, there is no point in merging them, they both are successful, we just want to make sure that both sides benefit from each other. That’s why we brought the apps, Google Play, from Android over to Chrome OS, and for instance the update mechanism from Chrome OS to Nougat”.
“You will see a lot more of that happening, where we sort of cross-pollinating, and not sort of a merge”
Here is the video:
So, until we find another sign or a rumor about Google planning to merge the two operating systems to make the new “Andromeda”, this should soothe souls of many Chrome OS fans here.