There’s a picture going around on Google+ today that features a new installment on Google’s Mountain View campus, fueling rumors and speculation. It’s of a chrome Android statue, and unfortunately, it probably means nothing.
Posted by Googler Paul Wilcox, positioned across the street from where Google has placed a new statue for every dessert release of Android, now sits a big chrome Android waving out to the world. Does this mean that Chrome OS and Android are on the verge of merging? That perhaps one will swallow the other to form one mega-product? It doesn’t look that way.
Wilcox was quick to share that this has nothing to do with any new versions of Android, saying, “to be clear, this post is a little tongue-in-cheek and is not meant to be a sneaky announcement of a new version of Android. It is, however, an announcement of a new statue.” Sorry, no Key Lime Chrome yet.
Whether Google’s new chrome Android was meant as a hint at the future or not, it has certainly stirred up imaginations on just what a hybrid Chrome-Android OS could be. What would you like to see if the two products ever merged into one?