Last week a rumour broke out that Google was planning to fold Chrome OS into Android. Frankly, this rumour has been circulating for years now but the fact that the report was coming from the Wall Street Journal gave it a little extra attention.
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. While we’ve been working on ways to bring together the best of both operating systems, there’s no plan to phase out Chrome OS.
Well Google has stepped forward to clear the air and according to them, the rumour is still false. While they admitted that they are working on bringing both operating systems together, there is no plan to phase out Chrome OS. It’s still not completely clear what they mean when they say “bring together the best of both operating systems” because to me that sure sounds like the two merging but for the time being, they will remain separate entities.