It became inevitable ever since Chrome OS devices welcomed Android apps. Like any feud, there could really be only one dominant OS in the laptop and tablet space.
Now, when the news of the next detachable 2-in-1 Chromebook by Samsung and Google taking out the Pixel C Android tablet arrived, the feud already comes to its conclusion. Goodbye Android, Chrome OS is more likely to be the future of laptops and cheap tablets.
It might have been really hard to predict how Chrome OS rapidly dominates when Google firstly welcomed Android Apps on Chrome OS last year. Mainly because Android Apps were initially unattractive and buggy in the Chrome OS. However, after a year and a half, improvements spiked rapidly and united the contrasting OS’es.
Now, we might see Chrome OS taking the lead as the primary OS for tablets and can even become a hybrid OS for many Google-powered devices in the near future. The OS will have a screenshot feature that is borrowed from Android and a new split-screen screen for multitasking in tablet mode for Chromebooks.
Work has been a while between Android and Google’s Chrome team to come up with a hybrid computing device such as Chromebooks that are 2-in-1 that are low cost. More recently, Android apps on Chromebooks has given the ability to run on background by Google. This is in works toward the compatibility of Android app on Chrome OS.
Moreover, just the previous years, Google had begun working on a Chrome OS touch-focused redesign in order to make software more functional when in tablet mode.
Currently, the “merge” of the two OS is still unpredictable or if it will work. Android remains the dominant mobile OS of Google. However, Chrome OS is steadily taking on more responsibility and becoming more tablet-like, which mightily steal the spotlight.