- Chrome OS
At least for the time being, Chrome OS can’t exactly be called a successful platform, especially compared to Google’s other (though mobile) OS – Android. As it turns out, though, its fate isn’t going to remain independent much longer – according to an interview, which Linus Upson has recently given for TechRadar, the company has already planned out a strategy for their platforms and the company’s customers should expect them to merge sooner or later. Upson has also mentioned, the fact that Microsoft and Apple still rely on different software for their computers and mobile device, also throwing in Microsoft’s unsuccessful attempt to unify Windows 7 with Windows Phone 7. According to hit, though, the pocket devices of today have the capabilities to be almost as useful as full-sized computer, meaning that with the right software they could one day actually replace them, which is why it’s so vital for the software giants to start working on eliminating the differences between the “full” and mobile versions of their systems.
- Windows 8 tablet
We have to say, though, that Microsoft are currently closest to realizing this idea with the long-awaited Windows 8, which is going to be a big step forward to merging the PC version of Windows with the mobile one – Windows Phone, though, we can’t know for sure just how successful it’s going to turn out until it comes out later this year. B. A.