Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by CatfishRivers, Oct 29, 2015.
Alphabet’s Google to Fold Chrome Operating System Into Android
This is interesting and something that many people were predicting could ultimately happen. I'm wondering if this means that Android TV will (natively) support the Chrome browser when the two operating systems merge? And IMO this means Chromebooks will end up supporting the Google Play Store.
The Chrome browser on Chromebooks/boxes is the desktop browser and it supports Flash. I wonder if/how this will change when the two OS merge.......
Good question, I sure don't know the answer. My preference is that the Chrome OS stay as is, I like it and I have other Android devices.
I suppose Chrome OS could be folded in to Android, but folding Android in to Chrome OS would seem to defeat the purpose of a zero footprint safe/secure cloud based solution.
Quite a few good comments from readers if you scroll to the bottom of this article:
WSJ: Chrome OS to merge with Android in 2017 (updated) - Liliputing
Also from the above link:
** Update: Hiroshi Lockheimer is the person in charge of both Chrome and Android, and he’s responded to the report by saying Google is “very committed to Chrome OS.”
That’s not exactly a denial, but it does suggest that there are no plans to transform your existing Chromebook into a useless lump of plastic in a year and a half. **
Google insists it isn't killing Chrome OS - Fortune
All of this talk about merging Chrome OS into android is kind of giving me second thoughts about buying a Chromebox. However since my top priority is having a good web browser on my TV - for now it seems like a Chromebox is still my best bet.
Trusting Google to support and maintain a non-Phone product for years in to the future is probably not a good idea. Heck, even Apple managed to wreck our iPad2 with updates (Safari and Chrome just go *poof* when opening a web page). If you're willing to use a Chromebook on a TV, any thought to using some form of HTPC?
Google says Chrome OS isn't going anywhere - Liliputing
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