Google Confirms That Chrome OS Isn’t Going Anywhere
In a blog post today, Google has shot down rumors that Chrome OS is going away. Putting it plainly, “Chrome OS is here to stay”. They did confirm that they are working on ways to bring together the best of both Android and Chrome OS, but Chrome OS itself is not going away nor is it begin folded into Android. In that blog post Google stated that over 30,000 new Chromebooks are activated in classrooms each day and that the platform is continuing to grow throughout work places. In addition to that, they also announced an upcoming Chrome OS product from ASUS. The new $85 Chromebit is a small HDMI dongle that can plug into any display to give a full Chrome OS experience.
Lastly the blog post details a few upcoming features coming to the OS. These include a new media player, a visual refresh based on Material Design, and the usual performance and security improvements. They also confirmed that we’ll see dozens of new Chromebooks launching in 2016. So long story short, Chrome OS isn’t going anywhere.