Is this the end of affordable Chromebooks as we speak?
In a drastic change of events, Google seems to be planning on killing off its Chrome OS to replace it with something better. To be more accurate, the Wall Street Journal states that Google will not actually end up getting rid of its notebook platform, but it is going to be merging it with its mobile platform Android in order to bring more diversity to both efficiency, productivity and entertainment to users. Android might have the highest mobile operating system on the planet, but it is not without its limitations.
For example, Android is very limited to completing office tasks, which is where Chrome OS jumps, allowing users to purchase affordable notebooks we now know as Chromebooks. However, Chromebooks also lack the necessary firepower when you want to perform intensive tasks, and for that, you will require a much more reliable machine and an even reliable operating system such as Windows or Mac OS X. Therefore, in order to bring a new level of features and functionality, Google is going to merge Chrome OS and Android into a single platform that will be able to provide users the requirement to complete their tasks on both casual and work related purposes.
Additionally, Android’s security protocols are dangerously weak, which will also give Google sufficient motivation to develop a platform that possesses a stronger level of security as compared to its previous iteration. It is not certain when Google will be showcasing its latest amalgamation of Chrome OS and Android, but users can expect that the company is going to show a preview of what to expect at Google I/O 2016. According to a source, the very first machines that are going to be running the new operating system will show up in 2017, and before you ask, Chromebooks might not be called Chromebooks anymore, and could feature a completely different name in the future.
Regardless of what Google’s intentions are, Chrome OS and Android are both limited to features and functionality, which is the primary reason why the company is planning on merging them together. Hopefully, the end result will not disappoint us.