Jan 31 AT 5:51 PM Dustin Earley 13 Comments

Google’s campus has a new Android statue, and it probably means nothing

chrome android statue Image via: Paul Wilcox

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?

Source: Paul Wilcox Google+

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Slith

    One OS to rule them all.

  • Adryan maldonado

    DROOL!!!!! i know you guys are probably right but an android an can dream cant he??

    • Adryan maldonado

      *android man

  • Nathan D.

    It would have been cool if the two ever merge

  • donger

    Thing looks heavy.

    • cb2000a

      I hope no one is under it if it falls. Hmm…chrome key lime pie…sounds delicious!..not.

  • Joms

    Version 5.0 will be called Android “Khrome”.

  • joseph

    Its because they partnered with Disney for a 3d browser for chrome. So the statue does have meaning . That’s why the statue is popping out in 3d fashion cause chrome will support 3d with no extra plugin. You should update this article

  • aryin

    it probably means “see, we are working on it”

  • Tritaru

    This NEEDS to happen. Chromebooks need to merge with android devices to run one and the same technology. I have been WAITING for this to happen. I cannot believe Google is not moving towards this incredible vision.

  • Harddy Matt

    Android gadgets is very nice and useful. I like android devices and app…

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