Although Google has established its dominance in the smartphone market, recently the company is actively trying to enter desktop OS market. Recently rumors surfaced that the company has been working to bring a new operating system that would include features from both Android and Chrome OS. Although the company recently started providing Android App support for its Chromebooks, a new report has stated that Google now has ditched its plan to bring the hybrid operating system which would be called Andromeda if it was released to general consumers.
This news is certainly interesting as earlier last year, reports suggested that the search engine giant was going to introduce a new operating system. Since then, the company’s main competitors Apple and Microsoft have been busy with bringing more versatility with their respective operating systems which ultimately means that the company is putting its attention elsewhere according to 9to5 Google’s Stephen Hall who confirmed the report of Google ditching Andromeda after he received information from two reliable sources.
This latest report, however, doesn’t mean that Google is changing its ambition. Reports have suggested that the company is concentrating on Fuchsia which is expected to be compatible with different form factor along with different screen sizes. While Fuchsia isn’t going to replace Andromeda or bring similar functionalities, it will certainly increase the potential of more devices running operating systems offered by Google. As Andromeda would be targeted towards larger screen sizes, it seems understandable that the company is moving forward with one product instead of two which are meant to provide similar functionalities. However, we will need to wait little bit longer before we can finally see what Google is planning on introducing to users.
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