Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 12:49 UTC
Google "Google's Chrome and Android operating systems will remain separate products but could have more overlap, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, a week after the two came under a single boss." That's that, then.
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RE[3]: At least
by Laurence on Thu 21st Mar 2013 17:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: At least"
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From a business point of view, what will Android bring to Google in 1 or 2 years when most major smartphone and tablets vendors (Samsung, Amazon, ZTE, Huawei) will put their own services on their devices instead of Google services?

So long as Google is the default search engine and Admob (I think it's called) is the preferred API for service in-app adverts, then I don't think it matters too much if vendors do load their own services.

And what is the point for Google to keep improving Android to help Samsung compete against Google's own Motorola division?

If the rumors and speculation are to be believed, then that point is moot as Samsung will be switching away from Android and using Tizen instead.

On the other hand, Chrome OS may become a nice mobile proprietary OS for Google hardware.

Google make money from their online services. It doesn't really make much sense for them to go the way of Apple and have a their OS's limited to their own hardware.

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