Finally, the grand unifying theory of Google's OS's. This is the answer to life the universe and everything Google.http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/10/29/wsj-google-reportedly-plans-to-merge-chrome-into-android-form-single-new-os-in-2017/
Tl;Dr: ChromeOS and Android are merging.
What this means exactly is a bit unclear. The overall consensus is that Chrome will move away from the basic Linux kernel it runs on to the even more stripped down Android Linux kernel and Android's platform with it's AOT Java compiler and Google Play Store.
Practically speaking that will require quite a bit of effort to make Android friendly to mice. With that base, Chrome as the ever important app that it is could go two ways.
Option one is to make Chrome's Android porcelain more like it's desktop counter part. Then bring Pepper Flash support to Android Pro. What I will from here on forth name the Android version destined for laptops and workstations.
The other possibility is that Google will push Android's Linux base far along enough to run actual desktop Chrome. That will require massive overhauls to Android's Window system (or lack there of) Android's hardware acceleration, and it's driver support.
The first option kills ChromeOS and puts Android on steroids. The second option overhauls Android like never before to be closer to Linux and more supporting of traditional desktop apps... Photoshop anyone?
It's a hard choice, and given the timeline, It's likely that Google will just kill ChromeOS and go the easier Android first way. Both work, and either way, Android will be very different than it is today.
The pragmatist in me would make android support get better support for legacy desktop apps and run hardcore Mac/SteamOS games. On the other hand, there is a benefit to taking a clean break and forcing developers to think differently while alienating people like Valve and Adobe.
Either way, Google's at a crossroads that will determine our future.