Top 7 Tech Predictions for 2013
Android and Chrome OS Tie the Knot
Right from the start, I said Google's Chrome OS and Android couldn't coexist. That was December 2010. Since then, Google and its partners have made some progress by making Chromebooks much more affordable, but a low price tag alone isn't enough. At this year's Google I/O conference in May, Google will finally do what it should have been done a while ago: combine Android and Chrome OS into one platform. Pairing the most robust browser with Android's hundreds of thousands of apps just makes sense, paving the way for a new generation of Chromebooks that double as tablets. Think ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity with a more PC-like desktop and enhanced offline computing capability, but all the touch friendliness you'd expect from an Android slate. Watch out, Windows 8 hybrids.