In Pictures: 8 reasons why Chromebooks aren’t going away

t’s been more than two years since the first Chromebooks went on sale. They certainly haven’t taken the world by storm and there have been varying opinions and doubts about the viability of this notebook platform that runs Chrome OS. But Chromebooks are still alive and may be sticking around for a while. Here are 8 reasons why:

No, Android doesn’t conflict with Chrome OS One question asked by many critics: Why is Google developing two separate OSs? Yet this could be asked of Apple and Microsoft, too. The simple explanation is that Android (like iOS and Windows Phone) is meant for mobile devices, and Chrome OS is still primarily designed for a traditional computer with a keyboard for user input. To address another oft-asked question: There is not much point in merging the code of Android and Chrome OS. Because Chrome OS is pretty much Chrome the browser running on Linux, you may as well just run the Android version of the Chrome browser on your Android device.

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