Google Chrome might be gone in the following two years or so. Well, not exactly. The Wall Street Journal gave a report on Thursday evening suggesting that Google is going to “fold” Google Chrome into Android. So we are not actually talking a complete disappearance, but more of a service merge and perhaps a rebranding feature as well. While the fate of the two has not yet been sealed, we know for a fact that something is going to happen. And it is going to happen soon.
On Friday morning, Google came forward and announced that Chrome will never die and that the operating system will stick around for the years to come “in some form”. Again, we are given hints that it’s going away, but at the same time it’s not really going away. It’s a cat and mouse game which suggests that even Google might not be entirely sure about what’s going to happen with their product.
The reason why this news holds great importance is because of the fact that Android and Chrome have been good buddies in the past years, for most of the time at least. The amount of services that have emerged in past months and the ones that will follow are making the line between Chrome and Android a very thick one, almost impossible to distinguish. Call it a hint, but there is something in the air that is pointing at Chrome’s disappearance.
Debates and opinions started to emerge after the news was fed to the public. In fact, anonymous sources did claim that Chrome will continue to live on, not as a standalone operating system, but more of an alternative to Android’s services, “a third project that combines the best of both”. Recode then re-kindled the subject saying that Chrome will remain as a viable option for all PC owners, but Android PCs are coming in the near future.
In short, many specialists started giving their opinions on whether Chrome will die or not, so people are just saying yes or no. The truth is that the Chrome brand is a strong one, with a very good service that provides ease of access and c comfortable lifestyle for the regular user and business user alike. It is likely that Chrome might be gone for good, but in a business world as active as the one we live in today anything is possible.
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