Eric Schmidt Confirms Chrome and Android Will Remain Separated

Posted Mar 21, 2013

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has confirmed at a conference in India that the Chrome and Android operating systems will remain separated.  Andy Rubin, the head of Android, stepped down last week and he was replaced by Sundar Pichai.  Pichai is the head of Google Chrome.

Once that news was released, there was speculation that Google would merge the two operating systems into one product.  However Schmidt did admit that there would be more commonalities between Android and Chrome.  Android powers smartphones and tablets, while Chrome powers laptops.