Google outlines Chrome OS is "here to stay"

This week has seen interesting conjecture over the future of Chrome OS, when The Wall Street Journal openly called into question the future of Google’s desktop operating system.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Google was planning to fold the operating system into Android, and would instead offer desktop and mobile version of Android across new products in an effort to centralize its ecosystem.
While such a move could potentially seal the fate of Chromebooks, Google has gone on the defensive, clarifying that the company, now a subsidiary of Alphabet, has no plans to ditch Chrome OS.

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The Wall Street Journal openly called into question the future of Google’s desktop operating system earlier this week

Hiroshi Lockheimer, head of both Chrome OS and Android projects, stated that “There’s no plan to phase out Chrome OS” – and added that “there’s more to do on Chrome OS.” However, Lockheimer concluded by stating that Google is “working on ways to bring together the best of both” operating systems.
Google cites that, presently, 30,000 new Chromebooks are activated in classrooms in the US every day.
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