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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I applaud the decision to get them separate.
by TM99 on Thu 21st Mar 2013 13:48 UTC
TM99
Member since:
2012-08-26

Chrome OS is exclusively web-based. Apps that must be on a server. Android OS is independent of the web. I can work offline easily. I can root my device and have access to a richer system architecture.

I have no problem with them influencing each other, but I frankly do not desire their convergence into a single simplified, web application only, locked to one type of hardware OS that I can not take control of if I so desire.

Edited 2013-03-21 13:48 UTC

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neowolf Member since:
2005-07-06

Not entirely true. Chrome Apps can be offline, and quite a few are at this point.

Though that being said, I too would rather see influence than merger.

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TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

Thanks for the correction.

That was not entirely clear to me when I played around on my sisters Chromebook recently. Compared to even my older tablet running Gingerbread, I totally preferred Android to ChromeOS.

So, yes, definitely influence but not merger.

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jayrulez Member since:
2011-10-17

Chrome OS apps do not have to be on a server. There is this wrongly held view that html5 or wep apps require an internet connection.That is not so.

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