November 30, 2009

Android And Chrome OS: Google Vs. Google?

Article Source InformationWeek's Open Source Weblog
November 30, 2009, 7:19 am

Would Google's Chrome OS spell more competition for Android than anything else? That's one of the possibilities looming for Google's browser-centric Linux distro, as on each closer inspection it looks that much less like a Windows killer.

Not that many people, Google included, ever believed that was the idea. By Google's own admission, both Android and Chrome OS are "flanking technologies" -- designed to be companions to the desktop and not replacements. Both are open source, but according to one rather jaundiced view of Android as an open source project, that means not a blossoming of possibilities but instead a splintering...

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