Despite what recent rumors may suggest, Google is still fully committed to Chrome OS, saying it's here to stay. The recent reports claimed that Google would be folding Chrome OS into Android as early as 2017, and it now appears as though that may not be the case. While Google admits to working on ways to bring the best of the two together, it notes that this does not mean the plan is to phase out Chrome OS as a result.
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. 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.
In the post, Google touts the success it has seen with Chromebooks and Chrome OS to date, with 30,000 Chromebooks being activated in the US each school day, and more than 2 million teachers and students using Share to Classroom. With new form factors of Chrome OS popping up like ASUS' Chromebit, and dozens of new Chromebooks coming in 2016, Google is fully committed to Chrome OS, and it won't be going anywhere.