Andromeda OS is the combination of Android and Chrome OS
If you remember, Wall Street Journal shared a report almost a year ago in which they suggested Google might merge Android with ChromeOS. This week, AndroidPolice said that Google is reportedly working on a new operating system called “Andromeda OS”, and it might be the combination of Android and ChromeOS.
To start with, Andromeda OS has nothing to do with Google’s effort to bring Android apps to ChromeOS, and it is a larger project. It is also different than Fuchsia OS which will focus on Internet of Things.
According to the report, it will be a modified version of Android with ChromeOS features. In other words, it is not an attempt to bring Android features to the ChromeOS. That is why it is being thought that Andromeda OS will be diversified from ChromeOS, but I think that at some point, Andromeda will replace the ChromeOS.
The report also talks about “Pixel 3” or with its code name, Bison. It is rumored to run Andromeda ( which will make Pixel 3 first device to run Google’s new operating system ).
As far as we know, it will be “an ultra-thin laptop” with 12.3-inch display with a support of “Tablet mode”. But we don’t know if it will allow you to rotate its display backwards like Lenovo Yoga or detach the display like Surface Book. Inside, there will be either Core M3 or i5 with either 8 or 16GB of RAM. Pixel 3 will supposedly provide two main storage options including 32 or 128 GB. On its body, it will have a fingerprint sensor, two USB Type-C ports with a headphone jack. There will also be a keyboard with backlight and glass trackpad with haptic detection.
Bison will start at $799 but keep in mind, there is a chance for its specs to be changed or even the project to be canceled. It is being aimed for a retail launch in Q3 2017.