Friday, October 30, 2015 Google Android and will combine Chrome OS – BBC News

According to the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, in 2017 operating system for netbooks Chrome OS will be fully integrated c Android. According to rumors, work on this has been going on the past two years, and an official statement about the combination of operating systems can be expected as early as next year.

In fact, it means the end of Chrome OS. According to the publication, demand for the mobile operating system at times exceeds the interest in the “easy” Operating System for netbooks. Perhaps it was these statistics get Google to choose Android, and Chrome is not an operating system for tablets new Pixel. Previous models worked just on Chrome.

It is noteworthy that the novelty comes with a detachable keyboard that actually turns the tablet into a laptop. In many ways, the problem of Chrome OS was a very limited set of HTML5-browser applications. Their diversity has not helped even the ability to install Chrome on some Android-app. On the whole, it is clear that the main objective of unification of operating systems – to give users of netbooks and tablets access to a vast ecosystem of applications from the store Google Play.

By the way, Google has repeatedly experimented with the creation of operating systems for different types of devices. For example, in 2011, Google launched a separate branch of Android for tablets called Honeycomb. However, the proper development of this idea was not. The last update to Honeycomb was released in February 2014 and its main functions have been duplicated in the same for all mobile OSes Android 4.0.

In this light, it can be assumed that Google took a course to unify their systems. In addition, so come and key competitors. For example, Microsoft recently released Windows 10 – a single operating system for both desktop and for smartphones and tablets, and even game consoles. And the rumors that Apple will combine iOS and Mac, go to the first year.


At the forum “Open Innovation” was presented for the development of the Russian robotic warehouses.

The idea follows the development of the company KIVA Systems, Amazon acquired in 2012 for $ 775 million. It is based on the same robots are movers who independently move goods in a warehouse, is under the control of a special system. As planned by the Amazon, robots can replace humans in almost all warehouse chain, because unlike humans, they are reliable – do not forget, do not drop or confused. And with the increase in turnover of e-commerce, such robots become a necessity, because they increase the efficiency of warehouses, both in speed and in the spaciousness.

This year, Amazon has doubled the number of robots employed. From September this year, 13 warehouses of the company employs more than 30,000 automated loader.

“Such systems a bit, they can be counted on the fingers of two hands. Therefore, we are doing quite a unique design. It is, of course, complex. It is not Only about robots, it is about the logistics system. And it ends far beyond the robot. This RFID inventory systems, it is a very complex system, integrated in the warehouse, “- says Sergey Smirnov, the founder and CEO of” Smirnov Design “.

The exhibited Slide robots are highly maneuverable, they are able to move in any direction, and carry up to one and a half tons of cargo. The logistics industry is standard. Robots porters can carry goods from one point to another, with these points, as well as robots, it can be any number. The work of the next special automatic digging system.

“The system becomes effective, when we consider the efficiency of the warehouse. When we increase the storage density of 50-100 percent. When we reduce the human factor due to the fact that the robot does not make human errors. The robot can not put something there – peas instead of bananas. This is an advantage – we firmly keep and do not make mistakes, “- says Sergey Smirnov, the founder and CEO of” Smirnov Design “.

To move around the warehouse robot uses markup – optical (drawn on the floor) or induction (sewn into the floor magnetic strip). Finally, the robot can be guided with the help of RFID-tags. However, a robot loader almost think for themselves.

“They can report their status and carry out the orders of the system. Move along the route. If he say,” Stop! “He will stand. The only thing we are are working on a situation where in front of it there is an unexpected obstacle. For example, a man. Then he can stop and tell the system: “I got up, I have an extraordinary situation.” The system reconstructs the routes of other robots on the basis of stopping it. It’s such a difficult living multifactorial mechanism ” – says Sergey Smirnov, the founder and CEO of “Smirnov Design”.


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