Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Nov 2015 23:56 UTC

Google is reportedly taking a page out of Apple's playbook and expressing interest in co-developing Android chips based on its own designs, according to a report today from The Information. Similar to how the iPhone carries a Ax chip designed by Apple but manufactured by companies like Samsung, Google wants to bring its own expertise and consistency to the Android ecosystem. To do that, it would need to convince a company like Qualcomm, which produces some of the top Android smartphone chips today using its own technology, to sacrifice some of its competitive edge. Google did not respond to a request for comment.

Within a few years, Google will be competing head-to-head with Apple, with its own line of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and maybe even desktops, all running Android.

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Android is a toy
by FunkyELF on Fri 6th Nov 2015 13:25 UTC
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... until you can develop an Android application using Android it will be a toy.
I don't think anyone will take Android on a laptop seriously until this happens.

Looks like Windows 10 is the only thing so far to have truly merged desktop/mobile.

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RE: Android is a toy
by xylifyx on Mon 9th Nov 2015 07:32 in reply to "Android is a toy"
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You can actually develop Android apps in the cloud, so it is possible to develop Android on Android. See codenvy and others.

I admit it is not perfect yet, but it is possible.

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