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On The Convergence of
Chrome OS and Android
by Joel Isaacson
Ascender Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2014 Joel Isaacson
joel@...
PC Sales are Crashing

Headlines in 2013/14 read:
− “PC sales continue to plunge”
− “Worst PC sales drop in history”
− “C...
Who is Losing?

Microsoft!

Why is Microsoft losing ground?
− Negative reaction to Windows 8.
− Growing acceptance of ta...
Industry Statistics:
NPD Group
Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
*Preconfigured desktop and notebook sales on...
What Do the Stats Mean?

Raw statistics show that in just one year sales
of Chromebook grew by a factor of 48:
From 0.2% ...
Amazon Chromebook Sales
4 January 2014

NPD figures are supported by Amazon sales
figures for laptop computers.

Three o...
Is it Netbooks 2008 again?

Skeptics say Chromebooks will go the way of
Netbooks: a fast rise and a precipitous fall.

B...
Microsoft vs Netbooks

Microsoft was very effective in blunting the
adoption of Netbooks 6 years ago. Tactics
included:
−...
Microsoft vs Chromebooks

Microsoft 2008 was powerful. Not so today.
− Device manufacturers are not intimidated in 2014,
...
Google and Chrome OS

Google introduced Chrome OS in 2009.

Although there was no significant product
take-up, Google st...
Google and Chromebooks

Google perceives Chrome OS as a strategic
product that is as important to its future path
as Andr...
Convergence
Chrome OS and Android

Google's two active operating systems are
incompatible.

Android apps cannot be used ...
Convergence
Chrome OS and Android

Fundamental differences between Chrome OS
and Android make it difficult to run Android...
A Perfect Storm

We are witness to a technological cosmic
alignment that will change cloud computing:
− Fast, low-power 6...
Cloud Based Android

Ascender Technologies Ltd. has pioneered
technologies that enable Android apps to be
run in the clou...
Remote Android Graphics
Web Links
General: http://www.ascender.com/remote-graphics
Whitepaper: http://www.ascender.com/rem...
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On the Convergence of Chrome OS and Android

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There is an explosive growth of in the number of Chrome OS users. Yet, Google's two operating systems, Chrome OS and Android, do not inter-operate. Fundamental differences between Chrome OS and Android make it difficult to run Android apps under Chrome OS: Chrome OS is a stateless system: apps exist in the cloud and not on the device. Android OS is a stateful system: apps are installed on the device.

Ascender's technology provides for the convergence of Chrome OS and Android. Ascender Technologies Ltd. has pioneered techniques that enable Android apps to be run in the cloud, yielding high performance graphics while using low network bandwidth.

These techniques allow the majority of current Android apps to be run in the cloud without modification. Fast, low-power 64 bit ARM multi-processors (Cortex A50) with virtualization extensions. Adoption of Android apps in a broad gamut of use cases, including the Enterprise. Ever increasing adoption of cloud based solutions. Possibility of efficiently transporting Android graphics via a long haul network.

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  1. 1. On The Convergence of Chrome OS and Android by Joel Isaacson Ascender Technologies Ltd. Copyright 2014 Joel Isaacson joel@ascender.com A URL annotated version of this documents can be found at: http://kvm.ascender.com/chrome_android/
  2. 2. PC Sales are Crashing  Headlines in 2013/14 read: − “PC sales continue to plunge” − “Worst PC sales drop in history” − “Computer Sales in Free Fall” − “PC sales continue meteoric death plunge”  This collapse is usually attributed to mobile platforms displacing traditional computer platforms.  But an analysis reveals that computer sales of some categories are doing just fine. Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  3. 3. Who is Losing?  Microsoft!  Why is Microsoft losing ground? − Negative reaction to Windows 8. − Growing acceptance of tablets and phones. − Missteps in the mobile market. − Competition from Chromebooks Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  4. 4. Industry Statistics: NPD Group Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd *Preconfigured desktop and notebook sales only - Source: The NPD Group/Distributor Track and Commercial Reseller Tracking Service
  5. 5. What Do the Stats Mean?  Raw statistics show that in just one year sales of Chromebook grew by a factor of 48: From 0.2% of the market in 2012, to 9.6% of the market in 2013.  These statistics should be tempered with some healthy skepticism.  Even so something quite remarkable is happening! Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  6. 6. Amazon Chromebook Sales 4 January 2014  NPD figures are supported by Amazon sales figures for laptop computers.  Three of the bestselling four laptops are Chromebooks! Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  7. 7. Is it Netbooks 2008 again?  Skeptics say Chromebooks will go the way of Netbooks: a fast rise and a precipitous fall.  But the industry environment in 2014 is very different than in 2008.  Two companies will decide the fate of Chrome OS. − Microsoft − Google Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  8. 8. Microsoft vs Netbooks  Microsoft was very effective in blunting the adoption of Netbooks 6 years ago. Tactics included: − Lowered prices for entry level system software. − Pressured laptop manufacturers to stop shipping Linux on Netbooks. − Pressured Intel to limit Netbook specification. Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  9. 9. Microsoft vs Chromebooks  Microsoft 2008 was powerful. Not so today. − Device manufacturers are not intimidated in 2014, following Microsoft's loss of market share and weak offerings.  Microsoft realizes the threat that Chromebooks presents. − Responded with an attack ad campaign on “scroogled.com” to squelch growing Chromebook popularity. Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  10. 10. Google and Chrome OS  Google introduced Chrome OS in 2009.  Although there was no significant product take-up, Google stayed the course with Chrome OS for three years.  In March 2013, Chrome OS chief Sundar Pichai replaced Andy Rubin as the senior VP in charge of Android, thereby putting Pichai in charge of both Chrome OS and Android. Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  11. 11. Google and Chromebooks  Google perceives Chrome OS as a strategic product that is as important to its future path as Android.  Chrome OS is cloud based and gives Google 100% control of the device, as opposed to Android where Google's control is only partial.  Google provides a formidable depth of engineering, marketing and cloud resources that was missing from Netbook's backers in 2008. Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  12. 12. Convergence Chrome OS and Android  Google's two active operating systems are incompatible.  Android apps cannot be used in Chrome OS.  This lack of convergence has been noted many times, but as yet Google has not indicated any path to convergence of the two systems. Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  13. 13. Convergence Chrome OS and Android  Fundamental differences between Chrome OS and Android make it difficult to run Android apps under Chrome OS: − Chrome OS is a stateless system: apps exist in the cloud and not on the device. − Android OS is a stateful system: apps are installed on the device. Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  14. 14. A Perfect Storm  We are witness to a technological cosmic alignment that will change cloud computing: − Fast, low-power 64 bit ARM multi-processors (Cortex A50) with virtualization extensions. − Adoption of Android apps in a broad gamut of use cases, including the Enterprise. − Ever increasing adoption of cloud based solutions. − Possibility of efficiently transporting Android graphics via a long haul network. Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  15. 15. Cloud Based Android  Ascender Technologies Ltd. has pioneered technologies that enable Android apps to be run in the cloud, yielding high performance graphics while using low network bandwidth.  These techniques allow the majority of current Android apps to be run in the cloud without modification.  Ascender's technology provides for the convergence of Chrome OS and Android. Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd
  16. 16. Remote Android Graphics Web Links General: http://www.ascender.com/remote-graphics Whitepaper: http://www.ascender.com/remote-graphics/whitepaper FAQ: http://www.ascender.com/remote-graphics/faq WebGL Demo: http://www.ascender.com/webgl-demo Joel Isaacson: joel@ascender.com Chrome OS and AndroidAscender Technologies Ltd

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