When Google announced that Chrome chief Sundar Pichai would also be taking over the company’s Android division from former Android boss Andy Rubin, speculation naturally turned to whether Pichai had plans to merge the two operating systems together. For the time being, however, this doesn’t seem to be in the cards. In an interview with Wired, Pichai says that the plan going forward is to keep Android and Chrome separate because they each perform distinct functions that serve different purposes and thus shouldn’t be seen as small variations of the same platform. Pichai did concede that “the picture may look different a year or two from now,” but emphasized that in the current environment Google was more than happy to keep plugging resources developing two separate operating systems. Plenty of other interesting tidbits were covered in the interview, which can read by following the source link below.
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