Is Google's Android-Chrome Merger the Next Big Thing?

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Apple has quite the noticeable difference with Android in the way it synchronizes with all other Apple products in its vicinity. And it's really quite amazing. Now Google could soon walk the similar route with a possible Android-Chrome merger that's said to happen soon.

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It hasn't been long since Google appointed the President of Engineering for its Android mobile-operating system as the head of Chrome operating system. And this comes as a hint that the company's two operating systems may merge.

Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google's vice president of engineering for its Android mobile-operating system, is now also overseeing the engineering team behind Google's Chrome operating system, which primarily powers personal computers. And this is according to people familiar with the matter, as reported by the WSJ.

Google Could Merge Android and Chrome

Google has anyway been hinting at a merger between the two OS-es since it appointed Sundar Pichai in charge of both teams following Andy Rubin's departure in 2013.

Also based on the fact that Android apps work natively in the Chrome OS environment (revealed at the Google I/O developer conference earlier this year), the new merger might now really be far away.

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"Merging Google's two operating systems would simplify work for software makers, who today have to create different versions of their apps for Google's two different platforms. It also could also simplify Google's marketing strategy," the WSJ report adds.

"In choosing Lockheimer to lead engineering for Chrome as well as Android, Pichai is signaling to his teams that Android is the future, according to a person familiar with the personnel change," it adds.

But everything rests on a thread until we some kind of an official announcement related to the same. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

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