Google might unveil Android and Chrome hybrid OS “Andromeda” at Pixel launch event on October 4th
We all are aware that Google’s upcoming media event on October 4th is expected to showcase HTC-made Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, the new Chromecast Ultra, Google Home, the Daydream VR headset and Google Wi-Fi. However, the company is also expected to unveil its long-rumoured amalgamation of Android OS and Chrome OS referred to as Google Andromeda on the same day, hints latest rumours.
However, the Android OS – Chrome OS hybrid rumour converted to most likely reality after a cryptic tweet from Senior VP of Android, Google Play and Chrome Hiroshi Lockheimer.
We announced the 1st version of Android 8 years ago today. I have a feeling 8 years from now we'll be talking about Oct 4, 2016.
— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) September 24, 2016
While the tweet by Lockheimer does not elaborately state that Android and Chrome OS are merging, it is either an entirely new operating system is set to replace Android’s slot, or finally Google is announcing the long-rumoured merger during the October 4th event.
According to many sources, Google might bring out an initial version early next month and then launch the latest OS next year. Last year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google was planning to merge Android OS and Chrome OS in order for Android to run on a wider range of hardware and making the hybrid OS the primary program running laptops and similar devices. It is expected that Google will add major portions of Chrome OS into Android before pushing the result to laptops.