According to Android Police, citing an almost year-old Wall Street Journal report, Google is working on a unified Android and Chrome OS platform. This unified platform will apparently codenamed Andromeda by the Mountain View company.
The old report claimed that Google is planning to “fold” Chrome OS into Android and that Google would show it off in 2016 before a 2017 launch.
The dots have been joined for a possible Andromeda reveal on 4 October
Of course, Google is preparing for a 4 October event, which suggests that the company could tease Andromeda there.
Android Police made the possible connection after an Android executive’s tweet on Saturday, 24 September.
We announced the 1st version of Android 8 years ago today. I have a feeling 8 years from now we’ll be talking about Oct 4, 2016.
— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) September 24, 2016
Is it just hype on the part of Lockheimer? After all, we know that Pixel phones will be revealed at the event, and it would make for a huge disappointment if that’s what the executive is talking about.
But rumours also point to an Amazon Echo-like smart speaker, a new Google Chromecast and a new router being announced on the day.
More evidence for Andromeda
It’s not the only possible proof for Andromeda either, as 9to5 Google has obtained some interesting details as well.
In another interesting detail, it appears that the test was conducted on a Google/HTC Nexus 9 tablet.
“Nexus 9 performance is around 8.8. We distinguish results for Andromeda and Android devices. Andromeda devices require higher performance score,” reads the relevant string.