Only yesterday, it was reported that Google may reveal its new Android-Chrome OS merger on 4th October. The search engine giant is expected to announce Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones along with Daydream VR and 4K Chromecast at the October 4th event. The new Google Andromeda OS is expected to be announced alongside company’s Pixel smartphones. Now, new reports are claiming that Google is going to announce Andromeda on a Pixel 3 laptop and a Nexus tablet. Andromeda is speculated to be Google’s new operating system that will bring Android to laptops in a combination with Chrome OS. This will offer seamless workflow among different devices.
As per Android Police, the company is planning to release the new Pixel laptop in the third quarter of 2017. The news states that the new project has been code-named as Project Bison internally. The Pixel 3 laptop will be the first device to sport the Andromeda OS.
Reportedly, the Google Pixel 3 will sport a 12.3-inch display, a fingerprint scanner, two USB C ports among other specs. The upcoming laptop will sport a pressure-sensitive track-pad, similar to Macbooks. It will also support a tablet mode and stylus input. It is expected to be powered by either Intel m3 or i5 Core processor with 32GB or 128GB of storage, and 8GB or 16GB of RAM. It is likely to offer a battery life of up-to 10 hours. With a 10mm thickness, it is said to be priced at around $799. Also, it will not be marketed as Chromebooks.
Another report by 9to5Google claims that Google is going to announce a Huawei Nexus tablet with Andromeda OS. The Huawei tablet might actually come with a version of Android out of the box, but with an additional ‘developer preview’ version of Andromeda. It can be expected to feature the new OS in some shape and form.
Reports also claim that Google is now testing the Andromeda OS on Nexus 9. There have been several mentions of Google Andromeda within the Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP source code too. New reports claim that