Andromeda is already here! And it runs Google Brillo OS

You’ve probably heard about Andromeda now, and if you think we’re talking about the galaxy here, no. Andromeda is supposedly the love child of Google’s Chrome OS and Android OS. A merger of the two platforms to create something like Windows 10.

It all started with a tweet. After which Android Police fired up the hype train with a piece about an internal project at Google known only as Andromeda. They claimed to have been sitting on this information for a while but this tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer made them come out.
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Andromeda : Android/Chrome OS Hybrid might launch on rumoured Nexus 7 tablet

Hours before now, there was a report from Android Police that Google was working on a laptop, a successor for the last year’s Chromebook Pixel, to introduce the Android/Chrome OS hybrid Andromeda. According to the report, the new Google laptop is known internally as ‘Bison’ and has been given the informal ‘Pixel 3’ nickname.

Now another report out of 9to5Google mentions that there is a second device that will be launching with Andromeda, and that is a “Nexus” tablet, built by Huawei. Yes, that’s the rumoured tablet you may have heard.

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Nexus 9 being used to test Andromeda : Android/Chrome OS Hybrid

There have long been rumors of Google looking to merge Android for mobile devices with Chrome OS for laptops into a single operating system. The closest that Google has come to anything resembling the rumor is the ongoing work to allow Chromebooks, laptops which run on Chrome OS, to access the Google Play Store and run Android apps.

The rumor mill on the Android-Chrome OS merger is now once again buzzing due to a cryptic tweet by Android, Chrome OS and Google Play Store senior VP Hiroshi Lockheimer.

As you might have heard, word on the street has it that Google could be unveiling Project Andromeda on the 4th of October, which in case you haven’t heard, is Google’s vision of the future where Android and Chrome OS are merged together into a single platform. If you’re looking for more proof, you’re in luck.

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Andromeda : the merger of Android and Chrome OS might be teased on October 4th

If you thought Google’s October 4 event — where the firm is rumored to launch two smartphones, Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, and Wi-Fi Routers — wasn’t packed enough, think again.

Since October of 2015 and before, we have been hearing of Google‘s plan to merge Android and Chrome OS into a single OS made to would work on phones, tablets, and even computers. With Google’s upcoming October 4 event quickly approaching, we’re now starting to hear that the fabled Android-Chrome OS merge might finally get announced alongside the new Pixel phones…

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