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In a merger that could probably spell disaster for Google, the company is planning to fold its Chrome OS into its Android OS. Why is this a bad thing? Well, the Chromebook with Chrome OS was introduced as a lightweight operating system with limited native apps for low-powered netbooks. It was meant for students who would do most of their networking through the browser.

With this merger, Google has basically stated that the Chromebook is opening the gates for a horde of Android apps. This will not only leave the Chromebook more cluttered, but could also invite potential security concerns.

Samsung Chromebook

Samsung Chromebook

The news is not unexpected, though. Plans for a Chrome and Android merger have been on the cards since 2013. In the past few years, Google has been getting Android apps to run on Chrome, and back in 2009, Google co-founder Sergey Brin himself said that Chrome OS and Android would “likely converge over time”.

The end result of this merger will be an all encompassing OS for both mobile devices and notebooks. Again, net security is the primary concern for people after this merger news. While Chrome OS has been relatively malware-free due to its minimalism, Android apps have been riddles with vulnerabilities. As expected, users took to Twitter to express their disappointment at Google’s latest move.

 

 

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Sanket Vijay
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When not indulging in reading or writing, Sanket fanboys over The Flash, Star Wars, Coldplay, and U2. And pizza, he loves his pizza. Follow him on Instagram for more.
8 comments
Ayush Mehre
Ayush Mehre

At this point, I m more disappointed by Microsoft shutting down #Sunrise and merging with outlook

humzaq
humzaq

@igyaan Chrome-Android Merger will definitely be a disaster, look at what Microsoft did with Windows Mobile & PC OS

Debashish Pramanik
Debashish Pramanik

Since when did you guys started making Tech.News ? And how come you've come to this conclusion, that people aren't happy ?

Amit Singh
Amit Singh

atleat im happy, i want full fledged Android OS, instead of just chrome.