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Google said to debut Android-Chrome OS hybrid on new laptop, tablet

The combined operating system, called Andromeda, will reportedly launch on a Huawei Nexus tablet and a "Pixel" laptop.

Google's Chrome OS powers low-cost Chromebook laptops.

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Google may finally be bringing together the worlds of Android and Chrome OS.

The search giant plans to release a laptop and tablet powered by a new operating system, called Andromeda, which merges Android and Chrome OS, according to reports Monday in 9to5Google and Android Police.

Google has been hinting at a combined OS for years, with earlier reports pointing to a 2017 debut.

Google will launch Andromeda on a Huawei tablet with Nexus branding, unnamed sources told 9to5Google. The other device will be an "ultra-thin" convertible laptop, said Android Police, also citing unnamed sources. The so-called "Pixel 3" laptop will be released near the end of 2017, said Android Police.

Google declined to comment. A Huawei representative referred questions about the reports to Google.

Update, Sept. 27, 10:27 a.m. PT: Added that a Huawei representative referred questions to Google.