Chrome Android Statue Placed on Google Campus, a Hint of OS To Come?
Google’s campus and its statues are an excellent hint when it comes to future Android releases. They usually post their new mascots close to the announcement time, but this time a mystery Chrome Android statue has been spotted on the property. You can check it out in the image below and you can see that it’s the usual Android tiny robot, this time chromed.
We have heard before that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie may bring us a unified experience between good old Android and Chrome OS and it will run on netbooks just fine, but maybe the mascot is a sign that the speculations were true. Chrome has already been evolving on Android and even getting a separate Beta app for tests and a more evolved browsing experience, even going fullscreen at some point. Android could be split into two branches, like it was back in the times of Honeycomb.
We could have Android 4.5 for handsets and tablets and Android 5.0 for higher end tablets and netbooks, plus even desktops could jump on the bandwagon. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a ton of these statues at Mobile World Congress, an event that starts in a couple of weeks in Barcelona and will probably include a Google booth.