Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Google’s schmidt says chrome and android will remain separate
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Google’s schmidt says chrome and android will remain separate

115
views

Published on

Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt said that they will keep its OSes, Android and Chrome separate. In India, he attended an IT event called Big Tent Activate Summit and said the two operating …

Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt said that they will keep its OSes, Android and Chrome separate. In India, he attended an IT event called Big Tent Activate Summit and said the two operating systems will remain separate and independent products, but there will be more “commonality” among them.


0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
115
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Google’s Schmidt says Chrome and Android will remain separateExecutive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt said that they will keep its OSes, Android and Chromeseparate. In India, he attended an IT event called Big Tent Activate Summit and said the two operatingsystems will remain separate and independent products, but there will be more “commonality” amongthem.But Schmidt’s current statements seem to contradict his previouscomments. Back in February 2011, he told delegates at the Mobile WorldCongress tradeshow that Chrome and Android would unite. He had said“We’re working overtime to get those technologies merged in the rightway,” and added: “I learned a long time ago, don’t force technology tomerge when it’s not ready, wait for the technology to mature to the pointwhen it can be merged.” So basically Chrome and Android will be merged,but also won’t be rushed.Google’s quasi-desktop OS Chrome and its mobile OS Android would be merged were rumored earlierwhen head of Android, Andy Rubin, was assigned with other role with Sundar Pichai, head of Chromeand apps. Pichai did not leave his existing duties rather added Android division to his Chrome and appsportfolio, implying merge of both OS.Chrome and Android remaining independent has much the same emphasis as Schmidt’s comments fromtwo years ago — when he said they would merge, ultimately. It’s likely Google needs to wait for themarket to mesh with its mobile centric vision — so growing the Android platform and expanding itsreach is one way Mountain View may have been “working overtime”.The ultimate unification of Chrome and Android is inevitably since the differences between hardwarecategories are being eroded. Chrome OS was announced in mid 2009, at a time when netbooks were atits pinacle. The launch of the iPad in 2010 created the tablet category for which quickly became widelydemanded and started replacing mini laptops, putting the emphasis on touch and mobile computing.And from that wearable smart devices are also on its way. So the ultimate question is not if Chrome andAndroid will merge rather how soon it will happen.Apparently Android Application Development will always be a top priority and merger of both OS willbring new opportunities to the developers to build application for future OS fused devices.