Google will reportedly launch ‘Andromeda’ hybrid OS in 2017 alongside new Nexus tablet and Pixel laptop

Google will launch its new operating system “Andromeda” in late 2017 on both a new Huawei Nexus tablet and a Pixel 3 laptop, according to several sources cited by 9to5Google and Android Police.

Google’s rumoured Andromeda operating system is reportedly an Android/Chrome operating system hybrid. While the Huawei-made tablet won’t necessarily feature Nexus branding, several sources have confirmed to Android Police that this will likely be the case.

Andromeda is likely an effort by Google to bring Android apps to Chromebooks, often referred to as Project Bison. Google reportedly wants the ultra-thin Pixel 3 to support a tablet mode, though hasn’t confirmed whether the laptop is foldable or detachable device as of yet.

The Pixel 3 will likely include a 12.3-inch display and will be powered by the Intel m3 or an i5 processor. Android Police reports that the device will likely feature either 32GB or 128GB of storage, with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, suggesting that the device could come in two models.

It will also feature two USB-C ports and a 3.5 mm headphone jack — obviously opting not to follow Apple’s lead by dropping the 3.5mm jack in the iPhone 7. The Pixel 3 will come with several unconfirmed sensors, stylus support, stereo speakers, quad microphones, backlit keyboard, glass trackpad (similar to the Macbook) and a ten-hour battery life.

Google’s planned pricing for the Pixel 3 is $799, though that, along with the specs, is subject to change before the projected Q3 2017 release.

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[source]Android Police9to5 Google[/source]