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Best answer by explanoit 26 January 2013, 00:40
Google shuffle: can Android and Chrome OS combine to take on Microsoft?
Google's Sundar Pichai has been on a tear lately.
As VP of Chrome and Apps, Pichai's been stacking successes: the Chrome browser leads web usage on desktops, Google's apps on iOS are amongst the best-designed anywhere, and the Chromebook Pixel has shown just what the company can do when it puts its mind to a product at the (very) high-end. Now, with Andy Rubin moving on to "a new chapter" within Google, Pichai's next job is to "double down on Android," according to CEO Larry Page.
What exactly will that mean? Most likely, it will mean that Google will merge Chrome OS and Android together into a single operating system. It won't happen right away, and it will require Pichai to manage and integrate two different teams with potentially different philosophies about the future of computing, but if he can pull if off, Google's platform will be in direct competition with Windows as the biggest mainstream operating system in the world. And while it's easy to spin up cotton-candy dreams of a future OS, the building blocks already available to Google offer up real potential for this OS to become just as dominant as Android itself.
So basically in the event that Chromium OS and Android OS merge, the Webroot team might consider adding support to the Chromium OS/Android community. Correct me if I’m wrong but unless you enable the built in Developer mode, you won’t be able to install third party applications unless it’s through the play store, which even then isn’t supported on all Chromebooks.
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