News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday March 21, 2013.
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Though it has often been speculated that Google might merge Android and Chrome into one product, Google Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt says that the company has no plans to combine two of its most important products.
Android, the top-selling smartphone OS in the world, recently came under the control of the same executive who manages Chrome, one of the most-used browsers in the world. The transfer of power from Android founder Andy Rubin to Chrome lead Sundar Pinchai reignited speculation that Google would seek to combine the browser and smartphone into one product that could appear on phones, tablets, computers, and other devices.
Reuters reports that Schmidt has denied that will happen. Chrome and Android are to remain separate products but there could be more overlap in features. Speaking at the Big Tent event in India, Schmidt said that the two products "solve different problems" and have commonalities, but they will remain different products for a very long time.source: Reuters, via: The Verge
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