Google would be engaged in the development of a new operating system, which combines the features of Android and Chrome OS, compatible with multiple devices, from tablet to notebook (and who knows what else in between). According to rumors issued by Android Police, Mountain View could present the first release of OS 4 October, on the occasion of an event dedicated to its terminals, although the official release should take place by the end of 2017.
The operating system, which will be born from the merger of Android and Chrome OS, he presumably named “Andromeda OS” code and is expected to debut with the next “Pixel 3” in the summer of 2017 (July-September) and with a new set of Nexus, in spite of who recently called them in “pre-retirement”. In particular we chat on a 7-inch tablet, manufactured by Huawei. But how does Andromeda OS? And ‘the result of a long process of evolution, slow and almost
Android was initially designed as an operating system for smartphones, although the versions of this OS now running on a wide range of devices, including tablets, PCs and Mini smartwatch. Chrome OS, however, is designed as an operating system for laptops, but also works well on desktops and taps TV (like the ASUS Chromebit). But recently, Mountain View has started to “contaminate” each OS with other features: it is already possible to run many Android applications on some Chromebook (ASUS or Acer Chromebook Chromebook Flip R11) thanks to a new Android core in the latest versions of Chrome OS. And hence the step Andromeda OS is short.
Andromeda OS is not simply a Chrome OS with support for Android, so it’s almost the opposite: it is a version of Android that has some features of Chrome OS, to run better on desktop and notebook PCs. Still missing a lot of time to the OS release, almost a year, and Google may decide to change something in the course of development, change the hardware requirements or even abandon the project, but it’s worth knowing a little more of Pixel 3 (named Bison code).
Pixel 3 would be a hybrid 2-in-1, which can be used as a tablet or notebook. It will have a 12.3 inch display, two Type-C USB ports, audio jack, and support for the Wacom pen (sold separately), backlit keyboard and glass trackpad and 10 hours of battery life. Google is expected to launch two models: one with Core m3, 8GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM and the other with Core i5, 16GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The starting price would be around $ 800, so Pixel 3 will be much more expensive Chromebook, but cheaper than any high-end notebook and – we add – of any Pixel launched to date. We’ll know more in a week. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.