"Over the last few days, there’s been some confusion about the future of Chrome OS and Chromebooks based on speculation that Chrome OS will be folded into Android," Lockheimer wrote in Google's Chromecast blog Monday. "While we’ve been working on ways to bring together the best of both operating systems, there's no plan to phase out Chrome OS."
Google plans to introduce a new Android-based operating system in 2016 that will run on Chromebooks and PCs, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Chromebooks would be rebranded with a new, so far undetermined, name, according to the report.
Lockheimer responded later that day, saying "we are very committed to Chrome OS."