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GOOGLE WILL MERGE CHROME OS & ANDROID

Posted on November 2, 2015

After the years, from 2011, when Google started to sell Chromebooks, it seems that we will have the one OS for smartphones, tablets and desktops – Android.

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  • Google Will Merge Chrome OS & Android

    Posted on November 2, 2015

    After the years, from 2011, when Google started to sell Chromebooks, it seems that we will have the one OS for smartphones, tablets and desktops – Android. Despite the official comments, there are a lot of insider information about the soon merge.

    Google Will Merge Chrome OS & Android

    Now Android is the most used OS. Over a billion devices all over the world run it. You can find it on smartphones, tablets, TVs, watches and, even, cars. 4 of 5 smartphones will have Android inside. And as Chromebooks have not more than 3% market share after 5 years, so it looks very logical to expand the most popular OS on desktops.

    As a result, desktop users of Android will get access to apps from Google Play. And in this case, a user won’t leave the Google’s ecosystem at all. Whenever you are: at home, in your car, in your office, you will be using Android. The circle is closed.

    But Google is not the one on this way. Microsoft attends to make Windows 10 an OS for all your devices and presented a dock station, which converts your Lumia to a desktop. And, certainly, Apple won’t miss this fight.

    Of course, Google won’t kill Chromebooks tomorrow. It will take a couple of years, especially if we’ll think of US Department of Education, whom Chromebooks are supplied.

    Google Will Merge Chrome OS & Android

    Moreover, about a month ago Google has presented a new tablet – Pixel C. It has a 10.2-inch screen, Nvidia Tegra X1 processor and the latest Android on board. From the competitors prospect, it must compete Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple MacBook. But it seems, that first of all, it will beat both: browser-centric web model and Chromebooks as its essence.

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  • [Z-FastTrack] Customer Service Workshop

    Posted on October 28, 2015

    This autumn we’ve started a special educational course Z-FastTrack. The goal is to improve management skills and to boost experience exchange between different executive levels.

    [Z-FastTrack] Customer Service Workshop

    Today our project management team attended one of the course events. Our Delivery Director, Denis Bratchuk, prepared the specific workshop. The goal was to exchange customer service experience. Denis is one of the most sophisticated and skilled members of our team. Z-FastTrack keeps going!

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  • Facebook Search: 2T Posts Are Here To Serve

    Posted on October 23, 2015

    US English language users now can search for all 2 trillion posts on Facebook. The new search engine includes all public posts. So you can search without any limits and find all related posts, even if a person is not your friend. Of course, your search results will be personalized. About 200 factors are used, to give you the most relevant result.

    [Z-FastTrack] Customer Service Workshop

    From the one hand, it should increase content engagement because now your posts could be viewed by non-friends. And it will provoke you to post more. From the other, it is a well-understood channel of monetization. Though Facebook search team is not focused on cash right now, they confirm that “it will come when it makes sense”.

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  • Z-FastTrack - Operation Management

    Z-FastTrack is a special educational course. It 's a combination of lecture and discussion, to make it as much useful as we can. Every member of the team can attend to get a new skill or knowledge.

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  • 15th-anniversary of Zfort Group

    This December we've celebrated 15th-anniversary of Zfort Group. 15 years of planning, design, development and maintenance. We grew our team, research new technologies and deliver high-quality solutions.

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  • Kharkiv Sales & Marketing Meet Up

    We have the idea to host a quarterly get-together of experienced IT sales and marketing professionals in Kharkiv, with the purpose of raising the level of professionalism and improving the overall success of selling Ukrainian-based IT services.

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GOOGLE WILL MERGE CHROME OS & ANDROID

Posted on November 2, 2015

After the years, from 2011, when Google started to sell Chromebooks, it seems that we will have the one OS for smartphones, tablets and desktops – Android.

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Testimonials

Zfort saved the day. They took on a tough job with a tough deadline. Thank you!

Simon H.
UK-based web development firm
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