The idea of seeing Android running on a computer remains a dream come true for many users in recent years. And that goal may be close to being met, more precisely on October 4, when Google can come up with the ultimate solution: Andromeda. It is an operating system resulting from the union between your mobile OS and Chrome OS, used in your notebooks. But what do we know about this project?
For October 4th we have only one certainty: that Google will promote an event in which to display the Pixel line smartphones, which will replace the Nexus. These are the Pixel and Pixel XL, made with HTC, which will be the first devices developed 100% under Big's control, both in hardware and software.
But, it turns out, the Pixel line will not be the only attraction of the event. Google would have a slew of new features coming up, including Andromeda, the operating system that resulted from the merger between Android and Chrome OS.
But what is the evidence of Andromeda's existence?
One of the first signs was the tweet by Google Senior Vice President Hiroshi Lockheimer, who announced that October 4, 2016 would be recorded in memory, just as September 24, 2008, when the first verse of Android has been presented.
We announced the 1st version of Android 8 years ago today. I have a feeling 8 years from now we will be talking about Oct 4, 2016.
Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer)
September 24, 2016
It's unusual for IT companies to overstate the importance of their events, especially if they don't have a good card up their sleeve. And, based on the executive's statement, many connected his comment to a supposed Andromeda presentation. Mainly because Lockheimer belongs to the division responsible for the development of Android and Chrome OS.
The theory is reinforced by a Google 9 to 5 site publication, which claimed to have found clues in AOSP (Android Open Source Project) from Android Nougat about the existence of the hybrid operating system. The article explains that Google would be testing Android on Nexus 9. However, strange that the company is not testing this supposed OS on Pixel C, the successor tablet of Nexus 9.