Google Chairman Eric Schmidt On Facebook Taking Over Android: I Think It's Fantastic

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Is Google bothered by the fact that Facebook is trying to take over Android with its “Home” software?

Listening to executive chairman, and former CEO, Eric Schmidt speaking today at the D Mobile Conference, the answer seems to be “no.”

He was asked what he thinks of Amazon and Facebook using Android as a base layer to create their own smartphone operating systems. He said he thinks its “fantastic” because it shows how open Google’s operating system really is.

Even if Facebook Home is a success, Schmidt says Google will not remove it. We are “phenomenally happy” people are taking it in other ways, says Schmidt.

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