Gmail creator Paul Buchheit is putting Google’s new Chrome OS on a deathwatch.
He writes on FriendFeed: “Prediction: ChromeOS will be killed next year (or “merged” with Android).” His reasoning for why Chrome is toast: “Because ChromeOS has no purpose that isn’t better served by Android (perhaps with a few mods to support a non-touch display)”
While it sounds like a bold statement, he also adds, “I was thinking, ‘is this too obvious to even state?’, but then I see people taking ChromeOS seriously, and Google is even shipping devices for some reason.”
He’s 100% correct about Chrome. We’ve been thinking about this too. What problem does Chrome solve? We’re stumped.
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