What are Google’s Plans for Android and Chrome?

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According to Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, said that Google’s Chrome and Android operating system will remain separate products; however, we should expect them to do a lot more overlapping in the near future.

Last week, Google said that the architect behind Android, Andy Rubin, was going to be moved to an undefined role in the company while Sundar Pichai, the man in charge of Chrome and certain applications like Google Drive and Gmail, is to take over Rubin’s responsibilities.

After his run as Google’s chief executive from 2001 to 2011, Schmidt is becoming more outspoken on issues involving world affairs and technology, and was recently in India as part of a multi-country Asian tour for the promotion of internet access.  After New Delhi, Schmidt will be visiting Myanmar, which is dubbed the last virgin territory for businesses in Asia.  This follows his trip in January to North Korea, which Schmidt said was a personal trip to talk about an open and free internet.

It is estimated that only about a tenth of India’s more that 1.2 billion citizens have access to the internet, Although that percent is increasing rather quickly with more growth in low-cost tablet computers and cheaper smartphone.

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