Google to Combine Chrome and Android Operating Systems

Nov 03, 2015

In 2017 Google will roll its Chrome operating system-used on personal computers-into its mobile OS, Android. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google will give the world its first peak at the new combined operating system in 2016. The Chrome web browser will reportedly get to keep its name, but Chromebook laptops will get a new name once the change to Android has been made.

This revelation didn't come completely out of the blue for close Google watchers. The company combined the Chrome and Android teams under one management structure back in 2014, and unveiled the Pixel C hybrid tablet in September, which was the first Pixel device to drop Chrome and adopt Android.