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Google Andromeda: Merged Android and Chrome OS on October 4th?

Andromeda: Google's internal name for the Android-Chrome OS merger.
Andromeda: Google's internal name for the Android-Chrome OS merger.
The 4th of October could be a more significant date for Google than previously expected. A tweet by Android and Chrome OS VP Hiroshi Lockheimer gives reason to speculate about a merger between Android an Chrome OS once again, 8 years after Android was first announced.

We know that October 4th of this year will be a significant day for Google. Not only will Google unveil the Pixel Phones "madybyGoogle", Google Home, a Wifi Router, a 4K enabled Chromecast and a Daydream compatible VR-Headset, we might see something far more historic on that date, if we believe Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of Android and Chrome OS division at Alphabet. Hiroshi tweeted yesterday, that Google announced the first Android version 8 years ago and that in 8 years from now, people might look back and talk about October 4th 2016.

If you look at his tweet as an isolated incident, there might not be enough gravity to it. However, it was enough for AndroidPolice to come out with yet another story about a possible merger between Android and Chrome OS, which has been coming up in regular intervals over the last couple of years. Last time we heard about it was October last year when the Wall Street Journal made headlines speculating about a merged operating system being in development at Google internally.

The Wall Street Journal mentioned that the system, internally called Andromeda at Google headquarters, would not be ready before 2017 and might get teased as early as 2016. Well, 2016 is almost over so October 4th might be as good a day as any and in light of this information, Hiroshi's tweet does gain some gravity. Maybe October 4th will indeed become OS history and give us an exciting new look at a new operating system combining the best of Android and Chrome OS. Stay tuned!

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-09-25 (Update: 2016-09-26)
Alexander Fagot
Alexander Fagot - Editor
As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.