Chrome and Android might be converging as an effort by Google to use one software to govern all its platforms, according to a top executive from the company.
The executive. Hiroshi Lockheimer heading engineering for Android mobile OS is now, also in charge of engineering for Chrome which is usually used in computers. This comes as Linus Upson, the previous leader of the Chrome division leaves his role. Lockheimer will be only responsible for engineering for the Chrome OS and not the other Chrome gadgets including its web browser.
Google has yet to comment but this may signify its desire to enhance the growing bond between the Android and Chrome OS. If these two counterparts do converge, the burden on developers who are currently having the taxing job of creating apps for both platforms to increase user accessibility.
With new platforms such as Android Auto and Android Watch coming to the forefront, it makes sense to make one OS to govern all the platforms at one go. Unifying them would make the information flow from one gadget to another much more easier and smooth and bring more utility to consumer lives.
This news however, comes as no surprise as plans to assist developers easily adapt their Android apps for use with Chrome came to light at the Google I/O conference. Also, the company has partnered with the first batch of app makers to bring their Android apps to Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks. It only makes sense that at the end, the Android and Chrome software will eventually become one.