Currently, Google is developing several operating systems. One, Android, works on smartphones and tablets, and the second, Chrome OS, used in laptops and desktop computers. But in the days of ubiquitous touch screens Chrome OS is losing its relevance. And it seems that soon Google and all can abandon this platform.
As we found out the journalists The Wall Street Journal, Google is not sure whether to use two operating systems, and in 2017 plans to completely abandon the Chrome OS in favor of Android. And for the implementation of the plan the company is actively working on the unification of the two platforms.
The universal operating system Google Android, suitable for use both in traditional smartphones and tablets, and notebooks, will be available in 2017, and its early preview version will be available next year.
The operating system will combine the features of Chrome OS and Android and allows to install applications from the store Google Play Store, which will open the users access to thousands of native applications that are not available Chrome OS.
Of course, we now nothing prevents use Android on a laptop. But while this platform is not optimized for use with peripheral devices like the keyboard and mouse, as well as not very good multitasking perceives inherent in laptops and desktops. And let us hope that the new universal Google Android will be free of these shortcomings.