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Schmidt: Google to keep Chrome OS, Android separate

updated 10:22 am EDT, Thu March 21, 2013

Two operating systems could have more 'commonality' in future

Google will endeavor to keep Chrome OS and Android separate, though they could still have some overlap. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt confirmed that the two operating systems are to "remain separate for a very long time, because they solve different problems", in the wake of the company's management reshuffle.

Last week, Andy Rubin stepped down from his position as the head of Android at Google, in order to work elsewhere in the company. Head of Chrome OS and Apps Sundar Pichai was then given control of Android, while maintaining his existing roles. The fact that Google's Chrome OS and Android efforts were headed up by the same person allowed for suggestions that the two sides may combine into one. A video from NDTV featuring Schmidt's talk at the Google Big Tent in India that there would be more "commonality" between the two operating systems.

Also at the event, Schmidt dismissed rumors that he would leave Google, claiming them to be "completely false." A filing with the SEC last month showed the chairman to be selling approximately 3.2 million Class A common stock in the company, valued at $2.51 billion.




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