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Re: All Systems Go for Andromeda
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2016-10-11 12:35:24
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Although Google didn't drop any new details on the progress of Andromeda at its big Pixel event, that doesn't suggest any tempering of enthusiasm for the new operating system. Andromeda reportedly is a mashup of Android and Chrome, with features from Chrome having been ported into Android rather than the other way around. It's expected to show up next year in a new laptop, dubbed "Pixel 3." The project is known internally as "Bison." Google also plans to launch a Huawei-manufactured Nexus tablet that will run Andromeda.

Re: All Systems Go for Andromeda
Posted by: GizmoChicken 2016-10-12 05:42:39 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
This article currently implies that "Google's current bid to bring Android apps to Chromebooks [relies on] the App Runtime for Chrome [ARC] project." Actually, no, Google’s current method for bringing Android apps to Chromebooks relies on Arc++, which works by an entirely different means, namely by running Android apps on Chrome OS using Linux containers.

See http://www.networkworld.com/article/3073254/hardware/android-apps-run-securely-on-chrome-os-in-linux-containers.html

See http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/05/the-play-store-comes-to-chrome-os-but-not-the-way-we-were-expecting/

See https://www.x.org/wiki/Events/XDC2016/Program/Arcpp_Graphics.pdf

Re: All Systems Go for Andromeda
Posted by: CajunMoses 2016-10-19 16:24:29 In reply to: GizmoChicken
The task manager simply says "ARC". So please correct Google, not the author.

Re: All Systems Go for Andromeda
Posted by: GizmoChicken 2016-10-20 16:52:23 In reply to: CajunMoses
You are missing the point. "Google's current bid to bring Android apps to Chromebooks" does NOT rely on "App Runtime for Chrome" (ARC), but instead relies on a newer, very different, technology that is not at all related to the ARC project. That newer technology is, confusingly, referred to as Arc++. See my previous post for more information.

Re: All Systems Go for Andromeda
Posted by: CajunMoses 2016-10-11 12:50:47 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
As far as I'm concerned, Android HAS been merged with Chrome OS. Any further merging would likely degrade the experience that Chrome OS provides to users. While I've seen a lot of completely uninformed fawning over and praise for Andromeda, I've yet to see an explanation of the advantages that Andromeda would supposedly provide that would make it superior to the current Chrome OS with built-in Play Store. It's easy to praise vapor-ware.
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