android PC operating system

Android has been instrumental in making Google one of the biggest players in the smartphone business. Now the company is hoping to replicate similar success when it introduces Android to the PC segment.

According to reports, Google is working on a new Android-based operating system that will run on both PCs and Chromebooks. The company plans to launch the operating system in 2016, which means Android PCs could hit the market next year.

Chrome and Android to Merge

After a recent report sparked speculations about Google’s upcoming plans to eventually phase out Chrome OS, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s Senior Vice President of Chrome OS, Android and Chromecast, decided to step in and clear the air.

“Over the last few days, there’s been some confusion about the future of Chrome OS and Chromebooks based on speculation that Chrome OS will be folded into Android,” Lockheimer wrote on the Google Chrome blog. “While we’ve been working on ways to bring together the best of both operating


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Source: Small Business Trends