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Google will keep Chrome and Android as separate operating systems


Don’t look for a marriage between Google’s Chrome OS, found on Chromebook laptops, and Google’s Android OS, found on mobile devices; at least not any time soon.

While Microsoft choose to unify its mobile and desktop operating systems into one with the launch of Windows 8 – although it does maintain a lower functionality version in Windows RT — Google CEO Eric Schmidt told an event in Delhi recently that, while Chrome and Android will come to have more in common, they solve different problems and so will stay separate.

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“Chrome and Chromium are the world’s best HTML5 authoring and development systems,” Schmidt said, according to a report from Network World, while Java-based Android is focused on mobility.

SourceSchmidt: Chrome and Android will remain separate operating systems