Google-Chrome-Pixel-C-20Chrome OS is a very simple operating system that gets the job done. If you just want a simple and easy-to-use OS to surf the web and maybe do a bit of work, then Chrome OS would be the perfect OS for you. It is also one of the reasons why many Chromebooks are priced so affordably.

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However it looks like things could be getting ready to be changed in a big way. A report from The Wall Street Journal has revealed that Google is getting ready to fold Chrome OS into Android. Apparently this is something that has been in the works for the past couple of years, and is scheduled for a release in 2017.

However Google is expected to show off what they’ve done so far next year, but no word when exactly, although Google I/O mid-year does sound like a good platform as any. Essentially at the end of the day, it sounds like both Chrome OS and Android will become one. The report claims that this new version of Android will also be able to run PCs.

This seems to be following in Microsoft’s footsteps where Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile are more or less the same thing, where one is for computers and the other is for smartphones. Apple on the other hand appears to be holding out. While OS X has gained some iOS features and they both can sync with each other, the Cupertino company claims that they will not be merging OS X and iOS.

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