1. Google Andromeda: Tech giant likely to surprise with new Android-Chrome OS merger alongside Pixel smartphones

Google Andromeda: Tech giant likely to surprise with new Android-Chrome OS merger alongside Pixel smartphones

Google is all set to launch its latest hardware at its October 4th event, yet it is believed that the biggest unveiling will be a software, called Andromeda.

By: | Updated: September 26, 2016 12:08 PM
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Google is all set to launch its latest hardware at its October 4th event, yet it is believed that the biggest unveiling will be a software, called Andromeda. Google’s long-rumoured Andromeda OS, which is a hybrid of Android and Chrome OS, is expected to see the light of the day, finally. The rumours related to the Andromeda OS has come up many-a-times in the recent years. According to the speculations, it is highly likely that Google will finally introduce the Android-Chrome OS hybrid. In the event scheduled on October 4, Google is expected to unveil its latest Pixel smartphones, Google Home, the latest Chromecast Ultra, and Google Wifi. But many people in the tech world hope that the company also introduces one of the biggest projects in recent times. Hiroshi Lockheimer, Senior VP of Android, Google Play and Chrome, in a tweet said,”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.”

Though Lockheimer did not say much on the hybridisation of Android and Chrome OS, this tease in a cryptic tweet, is a big indication of the rumour mills being true, as its is expected that instead of talking about the past Google will bring something for the future. According to many sources, Google might bring out an initial version early next month and then launch the latest OS next year. This idea of a merger between Android and Chrome OS is not new, as it has been speculated many times last year, that there will be a fold between the two OS, in order to make it run on a more varied range of platforms. The rumours have gained momentum when a Surface composition test was found in the Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP which is a series of tests to measure graphics performance.

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It has also been reported that users have been testing Google’s Andromeda on Nexus devices, which is surprising yet an indication. If the speculations are to be believed, the big announcement might see the light of the day after the company is done announcing the much-anticipated Pixel smartphones. Though unclear, but if unveiled, Android’s evolution will Google’s biggest surprise on October 4.

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