Google had almost no surprises left for its Pixel 3 event earlier this week, especially with the stars in the show, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Both phones were thoroughly reviewed before Google took the scene on Tuesday so we already knew what to expect from Google's 2018 phones in good time. But as it turns out, Google left out a key element by introducing its newest games, one that seems to support the idea that Android's death is close.
Android is the most popular mobile operating system out there, but Google did not & # 39; Do not express the word "Android" on the scene yet again. That's something you expect from Samsung's main types, not Google. The company did not talk about Android Pie while presenting Pixel, and it did not use the word while telling the world that the latest Chrome OS tablet will support millions of apps. Some may say that after so many years of Android, it does not matter if Google mentions it. But I would disagree. This is not a mistake, it is a deliberate move from a company with a large market department.
Google made many references to the software during the event, but used keywords like "AI", "Software" and "Chrome" OS "when describing new Pixel 3 and Pixel Slate features." Android "did not come up. Osterloh's blog post on Google's new products does not contain an Android reference, but you can find Chrome OS inside.
Unfortunately, because it did not want to mention Android during its announcement, Google did not highlight one of the most important features of Pixel phones. Pixels are the only phones in the world to get fast Android updates.
In October, Google made it clear that Pixel 2 phones will run clean Android Oreo, telling buyers that they will always be the first to get OS and security updates.
A year later, Google can only prepare for the Android world, a future will build it already after close ede doors. Also relevant is the fact that Google simply renamed the Android Messages app for something much easier: Messages. The message app runs on any Google OS, not just Android.
What other operating system can Google have? We have talked about it for a while now. It's called Fuchsia, a dynamic operating system that would work on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other form factors. Fuchsia would be much easier for Google to update and would support existing Android apps, various reports have revealed. It may also be much easier to create Fuchsia and competing operating systems for developers in the future, according to other reports.
We may have to wait a few years before Google reveals the operating system that will replace Android, and possibly Chrome, but Google does not want to talk about Android right now.