There’s good news for Android mobile device fans: Google may reportedly be combining all the best features of the Android operating system with this things users enjoy about Chrome. This move, reported last week and alluded to at a recent conference, would give Google something it has yet to achieve, namely a viable operating system for the computer market that runs according to users’ intuitive behavior.
With so much of the smartphone and tablet markets (four out of every five, at last count) already running Android, its a handy OS that consumers are already very familiar with. A merged system that brings more of the Android feel to a desktop or laptop would give those fans something that iOS customers already have, which is a nearly seamless experience when transitioning from phone to tablet to desktop and back again. Right now, Google Chromebooks only accounted for about 3% of the laptop market last year; a more functional OS could increase that share.
Google has no plans to roll out a combo operating system until 2017, according to the Wall Street Journal, which affords the company plenty of time to not only test and retest their face-lift but also to market the possibilities to a fan base that already loves the basics of how it will most likely function. The real key for widespread adoption lies in the understanding that mobile devices are becoming the preferred style of connectivity and computing. This mindset that it is the mobile device, which users know and that the PC must follow suit, demonstrates the changing attitudes towards tech.