Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Oct 2014 20:59 UTC
Google Cnet interviews Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai, who's in charge of both Android and Chrome OS, and asks whether the two Google OSes will work more closely together or eventually merge. Merger is apparently not on the roadmap. The interview covers operational housekeeping among the Google OS teams, seriously moving into the "phablet" space, anti-theft mechanisms for mobiles,
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RE: They are already merged.
by testadura on Wed 29th Oct 2014 09:49 UTC in reply to "They are already merged."
testadura
Member since:
2006-04-14

ChromeOS isn't that little Chrome icon on my Android application selection?

Apparently it is a top seller only in Amazon USA, because I haven't seen anyone carrying one in Europe, besides some Saturn shops in Germany trying to dump them to clueless buyers at discount prices.

Those buying the devices and putting a real GNU/Linux distribution on it, are a proof how worthless it is to have a browser as OS.


Well, this is true for people that need to be productive on a computer.
But for information consumers (mother-in-law type of people) a Chromebook is ideal and proofs how worthless is it to have a full blown OS just to run a browser.

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SojoPhoto Member since:
2011-12-08

That is such an ignorant statement about ChromeOS, and it shows that you have never used a ChromeBook or ChromeBox. I can tell you firsthand, I used to feel the same way, but then I bought one for my son, and now, my wife, my mother, and myself all have one.

I am a photographer, and I work on my site, I design flyers, handle inquiries, and more, and all from my ChromeBook.

So anyone who says things like it's for grandmoms and the like, have no idea. Photoshop is now coming to ChromeOS, so you can't use that excuse anymore. There are more Android Apps coming to Chrome, and it is getting better daily.

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RE[3]: They are already merged.
by leos on Wed 29th Oct 2014 23:00 in reply to "RE[2]: They are already merged."
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

I am a photographer, and I work on my site, I design flyers, handle inquiries, and more, and all from my ChromeBook.

So anyone who says things like it's for grandmoms and the like, have no idea. Photoshop is now coming to ChromeOS, so you can't use that excuse anymore. There are more Android Apps coming to Chrome, and it is getting better daily.


Not my experience at all. I bought one thinking it would be a useful portable machine for some light work. better than a tablet because of the keyboard.

Well I was dead wrong. Yes the battery life is good, yes it's nice to have a keyboard, but the benefits end there. Try to work on a presentation for work? Too bad, Google Presentation is terrible and the other web Powerpoint alternatives are worse.
How about a word doc? Nope, formatting all messed up in Google Docs.
Excel? Nope, Google Spreadsheet is embarrassingly primitive.
Programming? Nope.
Remote desktop? Nope.
Image editing? Nope.

Used it to watch netflix for a bit (terrible screen and speakers so no good at that either) and then sold it.
The last time I owned such a useless machine was when I bought the first Asus Eee Netbook.

Edited 2014-10-29 23:01 UTC

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avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

[quote]I am a photographer, and I work on my site, I design flyers, handle inquiries, and more, and all from my ChromeBook.[/quote]

So which software/app/site do you use to work on your site, to design flyers and to "handle inquiries" ?

And you do know that photoshop is not really going to run on your chromebook, right? It will run on a "real computer" and get streamed to the chromebook. It might look the same to you but it isn't. Also, you first said that you could already do the things you wanted from your ChromeBook, but then said that PhotoShop was coming. Would you like to use PhotoShop now or not?

ChromeBooks, Tablets, NetBooks and many other such devices are all great consumption devices where you can do a dash of productivity work. You can actually turn most of them into quite capable productivity machines. But that would be the same idea as taking a very capable productivity machine and turning it into a quite capable consumption device...possible, but hardly worth the effort most of the time.

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