The idea of using the same core device for your mobile and desktop experiences has been tried before, but this time, the Superbook gives it a twist and uses a full Android desktop. This is mainly possible due to the huge improvement lastest Android versions received in areas as multi-window support, Android for work and Keyboard Shortcuts screen that surely move the platform in the desktop direction.
That was not true some years ago. 6 years to be more precise, when one of the projects I was part of implemented the same concept but in the opposite direction I would say.
A mobile computing device with a mobile operating system and desktop operating system running concurrently and independently on a shared kernel without virtualization. The mobile operating system provides a user experience for the mobile computing device that suits the mobile environment. The desktop operating system provides a full desktop user experience when the mobile computing device is docked to a secondary terminal environment. The mobile computing device was a smartphone running the Android mobile OS and a full desktop Linux distribution (Ubuntu) on a modified Android kernel.
The concept included also a Smart book where you could dock your device.
Unfortunately, this project was later discontinued.
As I mentioned, a lot has changed in these last 6 years on Android and devices are much more powerful now to support this approach so take a look at Superbook as it might change your mobile and desktop experiences.