News now hot from the horse’s mouth. In an interview with TechRadar, Google Vice President, Linus Upson, has stated that, whilst the internet-obsessives are definitely not, in no way whatsoever, right out of the question, seriously… forget it, considering building a Chrome OS tablet, he does foresee a convergence of Android and Chrome OS in the future.
Speaking to the top tech news website, Linus was reported as saying: “We have our hands full in delivering a wonderful experience on desktop and laptop and the Android team have their hands full bringing a great experience on phone and tablet. But the two teams are working together even more closely.
“The use cases in technology stacks on phone and tablet are very different to desktop and laptop, as are the user expectations, and the types of things you do are also very different. That’s why everyone has two different solutions for these problems. Apple has Mac OS and iOS, Microsoft has two – they just happen to call them both Windows – and at Google we do the same. But I think everyone does expect you will see more and more convergence and bringing together of [the two projects] so you can get the best of both.”
So will we be seeing an exciting Android-Chrome hybrid anytime soon? From this Mr Upson certainly seems to think so, and who are we to argue with somebody with such Google insider insight? Naturally, as soon as we hear any more rumblings or rumours on the subject you’ll be the next to know. In the meantime you can read the full interview here.