Some time ago the possibility emerged that Google wanted to adopt a similar strategy to Microsoft regarding the software field. The idea was to create a unique ecosystem that would unite Android and Chrome OS. The goal was to build an operating system able to run on any device regardless of the type and the size of the screen. The project was known as Andromeda and to date have leaked very little information about it. Stephen Hall, Managing Editor of 9to5Google, confirmed that despite Google denied the development of this OS is “absolutely real” but at the moment would be set aside to devote himself to Fuchsia.
Andromeda would have already been tested on various devices including a laptop known by the codename “Bison” and a tablet made by Huawei that should have been called Nexus 7.
The choice to focus on Google Fuchsia does not mean that all the work done with Andromeda will end up in the trash. Hall believes that the mysterious new operating system will be his “spiritual heir” and that the efforts made in hardware and software will be critical to its development even if it’s different projects. Fuchsia, which is already possible to give a first look at the code level, could be integrated for the first time on a laptop Chromebook and might just be the device known today as “Bison”. In late May, Dave Burke, VP of Engineering of Android, has confirmed that Fuchsia is totally independent of Android, which makes it even more difficult to understand what actually is working Google.