After a shakeup at Google that saw Andy Rubin step down as head of Android with Chrome guru Sundar Pichai taking over his duties, speculation began to swirl that the tech giant could be easing their way toward a merger of the two products. That won’t be the case, according to comments Eric Schmidt made Thursday, though he did acknowledge that we could see more “commonality” between the two.
Those commonalities might include Google Now, which has been hinted in recent Chrome code though has yet to debut for the web browser. Google has already begun to replace the default browser in their Android OS with a mobile implementation of Chrome.
As a side note, Schmidt once again dispelled the notion that he might be considering a departure from Google for a position in the government. Despite plans to sell off 42 percent of his stake in the company, Schmidt said, “Google is my home.”