Another discussion where I posted a version of this led me to thinking that this might make for an interesting topic all on its own. How would you envision a port of android made specifically for Desktop/Laptop environments, and do you think such an OS would be appealing to the average user? _______________________________ As I envision it, ChromeOS should be folded into Android 4.0 and Google should build a version of the combined OS for Desktops. The idea would be to create a common ecosystem of apps and usage environment accross multiple device categories, ad have it all interconnected through Google products and other apps running in the background. I envision something that boots instantly right into ChromeOS while the rest of the Android system boots up in the background, thus allowing you virtually immediate cloud based functionality on the desktop. You could even choose to ONLY boot into chrome, say if you needed to look up something quickly online and didn't want to fully turn on a computer that has been turned off. The chrome side of things would be very similar to ICS for tablets and would be deeply linked to all things google as well as relying on versions of the same Google apps that run on mobile, but optimized for ICS and taking advantage of larger screen dimensions. I envision touch interface to be retained for those who have touch sensitive screens, but also better keyboard and touchpad/mouse controls than currently exist. Lastly I would bundle a Google fork of Libre office specifically designed to have deep automatic integration with Google docs and Google+, but allowing users to have local editing control. I would love to have such a system and have a common ecosystem between my phone, tablet and desktop/laptop, much how Apple currently does with IOs devices and MacOS and how Microsoft is planning to do with Windows 8 and WP8. unlike those ecosystems, this would run variants of the same OS, as opposed to different OSs made to work together, thus being able to take advantage of current built up knowledge and the existing android market. Imagine if Google did the entire thing open sourced and released it to desktop and laptop OEMs. A guy can dream right? If only there was a way to have a bunch of people pitch it to Google. What do you guys think and how would you envision such an OS?