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New executive move seems to suggest the next step of the ongoing Android and Chrome convergence

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Oct 2014 17:13

New executive move seems to suggest the next step of the ongoing Android and Chrome convergence Over time there has been a clear convergence of Google's Android and Chrome operating systems and a new executive change seems to suggest that even more is yet to come.
Google VP of engineering for Android Hiroshi Lockheimer has now been put in charge of overseeing engineering for Chrome OS, as well.

Since 2013, both teams have been under the direction of Sundar Pichai, whose title is now SVP of Chrome, Android and apps. If Chrome OS and Android are eventually merged, it would certainly make it easier for developers, many of who have different versions of their popular apps for the different operating systems.

Sources say the change heavily suggests that Android is the future, which makes sense given the global brand awareness of Android and the operating system's recent expansion into smartwatches, TVs and car dashboards.

Source:
WSJ

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