During these days we have known an interesting project that can make our Raspberry Pi 3 and other types of SBC boards may have a more interesting use, more cloud. Apparently a Chromium OS developer has managed to port Chrome OS to SBC boards with ARM architecture. This means that in addition to being able to install Android and any Gnu / Linux distribution, users can install Chrome OS and with it all the Google services and Android applications they want.
The Chrome OS project for SBC can be found at this link But currently only Raspberry Pi 3 boards work, the first development has been carried out on these boards although they have not been able to fully work, the wifi and bluetooth module still do not work.
Chrome OS is now operational for Raspberry Pi 3
Currently Google and its partners are trying to get more expensive and more complex devices, high-end, but that is making even fewer users lean towards chromebooks or chromeboxes. With this project, Chrome OS not only reaches the world of free Hardware but will also make more and more users opt for this operating system because a Raspberry Pi 3 only costs $ 35 and with the basic accessories, the price is still below the current prices of chromebooks, something interesting for many users.
On the other hand, Chrome OS will receive the Android Play Store in a very short time, so we can run any cloud service or simply any app without the need for a powerful tablet or smartphone. I personally believe that the arrival of Chrome OS to SBC boards will be a great breath of fresh air for Google's operating system, an operating system that does not have many users but it may be that when installed on computers such as Raspberry Pi, the number of users increases considerably What do you think?