Android and Chrome OS are separate for now but will slowly converge

TechRadar recently sat down with Google’s Vice President of Engineering, Linus Upson, and he said that the company isn’t working on a Chrome OS tablet, but you can expect to see a slow convergence with the Android OS.

“We have our hands full in delivering a wonderful experience on dektop and laptop and the Android team have their hands full bringing a great experience on phone and tablet. But the two teams are working together even more closely,” said Upson.

Although there will be a slow convergence, he still believes different devices require a different OS. It just can’t be the same for all devices. Microsoft failed at this and Apple continues to support Mac OS and iOS. He went on to say, “Apple doesn’t try to smash the two together and we’re not trying to do it, but in time there will be a seamless user experience across all the devices.”

With Chrome already available for Android (ICS) devices, the convergence has already begun. So we can expect to see more things like this but they will be subtle and eventually sometime many moons from now, they will be one in the same.

source: techradar


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

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