Yesterday, a strange thing happened to me. In the course of having a Google Talk chat, the Chrome notification center on my Chromebook Pixel popped up with the message. I’d never seen the notification center before, and it was a one-off pop-up not seen after that singular message.
Android – Chrome OS merger not happening, Eric Schmidt says
White hat hackers who entered in the Pwnium 3 competition weren't able to exploit the Chrome OS using the Series 5 550 Chromebook target device. Does this make you happier with your Chromebook Pixel purchase?
If you’re looking for a device in which the OS almost disappears, a Chromebook is something you should consider. If you live in the cloud, there is really no reason you should feel the need to wade through a clunky OS to get there.
The reduced price of recent Chromebooks, like the offerings from Samsung and Acer, make it a palatable option for consumers. The study also notes that Acer president Jim Wong mentioned their Chromebook offerings accounted for 5-10% of overall US shipments since November. This is indicative of Chromebooks, and Chrome OS, is beginning to gain the attention of a wider audience.
There is a line of code present in Chrome that mentions Android, lending credence to the panic. Google is saying nothing, as usual, so we’re still left to wonder why that statue is there, and what (if anything) it means.