If you’ve taken a look at any of the tech blogs recently, you’ve likely seen a multitude of stories talking about the possibility of Android and Chrome OS being folded into one. The rumors have their origins in Google’s ongoing efforts to enable Android apps to run on Chrome OS. Nonetheless, Google has released a blog post to quell the rumors and shine some light on the future of Chrome OS.
Chrome OS is staying independent, and there are no plans for that to change down the road. While Google is working to enable Android apps to function on Chrome OS, the company is simply expanding the capabilities of Chrome OS, not working to merge Chrome OS and Android.
Chrome OS has a bright future and Google touched on some of the things that are in the works. These improvements include a new media player, a visual refresh based on Material Design, improved performance and a continued push towards greater security. The blog post also noted that there will be dozens of new Chromebooks arriving in 2016, indicating that 2016 could be a big year for Chrome OS. In any case, Chrome OS isn’t going anywhere and looks to have a bright, independent future.