Recently, Google announced that from 2017 new Chromebooks will be capable of running Android apps, but this is only part of the plans for the search giant. Soon Chrome OS will settle in hybrid computers with a detachable keyboard and even tablets. The developers are already working on optimizing the interface of the operating system for touch screens. Does Google release their own device under the brand Pixel is unknown.
The focus on schools
Chromebooks have made good progress in the education sector, with Google and partners are not going to take the position. Announced ASUS Chromebook Flip Chromebook and Acer C213 Spin 11 got a few interesting pieces, designed especially for the students. The first change concerns styluses despite the low cost, they allow to recognize the amount of pressure in your handwriting. If a child loses a feather, buying new will cost “a few dollars”, while others of the active stylus from a massive segment can cost up to $50. Novelty is also equipped with a second camera which is available in tablet mode-and can be used as a microscope (probably with some extra accessory).
O — optimization
Google will try to convince the developers to optimize learning Android software for large screen Chromebooks, so they do not look just like a stretched version of the app for smartphones. Later this year Chrome OS will receive support Android N, and the user can arbitrarily change the size of the application and not to switch between several options. There were rumors that the corporation creates a hybrid of Chrome OS and Android called Andromeda, and even preparing your notebook on it, but the project has long been unheard of.
Tablets on Chrome OS is likely to remain one of the main advantages of their counterparts with keyboard — low cost. In such a device, the user will get a full browser and Android applications, although the “cloud” system is not working all the software from Google Play. For example, Adobe now only optimized mobile Creative Cloud apps to Chromebooks.