The first public glimpse of the next major OS X version is coming soon.
Apple and Google have signed a deal to allow users to remotely install their own apps and services on their own computers, a move that will come as a major shakeup to the company’s mobile operating system.
The agreement, announced Thursday, includes Apple providing the infrastructure for cloud-based apps and a service called “CloudKit,” which allows developers to develop new applications on top of the operating system and provide cloud storage.
Apple has also partnered with Google for its cloud-focused operating system Xcode, which lets developers build applications and run them on the operating systems hardware.
“CloudKit is an innovative new service that allows developers and app developers to deploy and manage their own custom apps and their own services, without having to worry about security, security-aware apps, or the fact that Apple and Google will be able to monitor their apps for security risks,” Apple said in a statement.
“This new service will help accelerate the creation of innovative new apps that are optimized for the cloud and open to all users,” Google added.
The news of the partnership comes just one day after Google announced that its Google Play Services for iOS and Android apps would soon support “Google Cloud Services” , a feature Google said would make it easier for developers to use Google Cloud Platform as their primary cloud infrastructure.
Google Cloud Platform is Google’s service that powers iOS and Mac OS X, and Google Cloud Storage, which is available to Google users.
Google says CloudKit is designed to let developers use its Cloud Platform infrastructure to host, manage, and share custom apps that run on Android and iOS.
Google is also working on an API for developers that would allow them to run the apps on Android.
Google is also announcing a new app called “Google Apps” that lets developers create, publish, and manage custom applications for Android, iOS, and Windows.
The Google Play services for iOS, Android, and the Windows 10 Mobile operating system are also now supported by CloudKit.