19 Mar '13, 12pm

oh no! Android to merge with Chrome? #android

There's an interesting comment piece from Time magazine regarding the future of Android, and a possible unification with the Chrome OS, given a need for new Chrome-based hardware. In the wake of Andy Rubin's departure from Android leadership , the first wave of reaction was speculation that Larry Page intended to unify Google platforms. Rubin's successor, Sundar Pichai, retains his responsibility for the Chrome OS and apps. Similarly, in the Time piece - The Coming Merger of Google Chrome and Android - Ben Bajarin first emphasises the all-importance of search-related revenues to Google. He then writes: Android has been a relevant strategy to give hardware makers a chance to compete with Apple. But as we can see from various market developments, it appears the hardware vendors now either want to forego Android and minimize their dependence on Google, or create their own sol...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/blogs/eyes-on-android-up...

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