Chrome OS also includes an integrated file manager, resembling those found on other operating systems, with the ability to display directories and the files they contain from both Google Drive and local storage, as well as to preview and manage file contents using a variety of Web applications, including Google Docs and Box.
The event featured a daily press conference in which each team leader, Android's Andy Rubin and Chrome's Sundar Pichai, "unconvincingly tried to explain why the systems weren't competitive." The relationship between Android and Chrome OS became more substantial at Google I/O 2014, where developers presented a demo demonstrating native Android software running on Chrome OS through a Native Client.
A few Android applications have been available for the operating system since 2014.
Reception was initially skeptical, with some observers arguing that a browser running on any operating system was functionally equivalent.
Google gradually began encouraging developers to create "packaged applications", and later, Chrome apps.
The latter employs HTML5, CSS, Adobe Shockwave, and Java Script to provide a user experience closer to a native application.