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 butters on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: At least"
butters
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Google Reader could not have been implemented without a remote service for synchronizing subscriptions, content, and state across devices. At the very least, a local app would need to connect to a personal server. But if you also want the social features, than you need a public cloud.

There are thousands of feed readers, but most of them either had no cross-device synchronization or relied on the Google Reader API. Only a few web apps like Feedly or NewsBlur had an independent synchronization service. But those services could conceivably disappear as well.

Your vision depends on the uptake of private cloud appliances or other personal server solutions. That's the only way to implement a seamless mobile computing experience without depending on the fleeting whims of web companies. It could happen, but it's a long-shot.

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