Firm Google wants to go on an unprecedented step by integrating the operating system Chrome OS in the Android platform. The resulting operating system will be the only one, which in addition to smartphones and tablets will be installed on the laptops.
Operating systems Android and Chrome OS initially showed different approaches to work with the software. The 1st was based on the classical principle, when most of the software is installed on the device, the 2nd was usually from web applications. Naturally, Android was more widespread on phones and tablets, and Chrome OS is basically used for laptops.
As informs The Wall Street Journal, the process of combining the company's engineers have been working already for about 2 years. According to the plans of the unified operating system will be presented in 2017, and the preliminary version can come out a year earlier.
Details about "hybrid" American Internet giant were not disclosed, the news just said that fresh operating system will have access to the service Google Play. As a kind of confirmation of all the foregoing, the American press quoted the head of Google Sundar Picha that during communication with analysts last week said that "mobile devices as a species will eventually merge with what we currently call desktop."
According to experts of the market, the decision to merge the operating systems dictated by the low popularity of Chrome OS. At that time, as Android is installed on a billion mobile devices, "chromebooks" is less than 3% of the PC market. Transfer on Android notebooks will further expand the user base of the platform, which is used in phones, tablets, smart watches and TV. Also, desktop Android will open the PC owners access to the Play Market that can benefit the developers of the various applications.
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