According to recent reports from trusted sources, Google is working on a new operating system “Andromeda” that will merge the functionality of Chrome OS into Android. According to report, the new laptop ‘Pixel 3’ will run on this new Google Andromeda OS and to be released in 3rd quarter of 2017.
Interestingly, we can also now further confirm that Google is indeed testing Andromeda on the Nexus 9, and one source claims this is “because of hardware constraints and availability.” We also have confirmation that Google will not be launching Andromeda on the Nexus 9 publicly.
According to AndroidPolice:
We are extremely confident Google plans for the device to run Andromeda. We are also confident that Andromeda is a completely distinct effort from Google’s current campaign to bring Android apps to Chromebooks, and that Bison would not be marketed as a Chromebook.
If Andromeda comes with open-source license (Usually Google prefer it), it will definitely give tough competition to rivals working in same segment. Android OS for smartphone is the best example of it and I am expecting the same will happen in this case as well.
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