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A future for Android? Or collision with Chrome OS??

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mabandla2003, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. mabandla2003

    mabandla2003 Member
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    I've been reading a lot about the whole Chrome OS hype alongside my Android news and I know a lot of people are celebrating both OS's but maybe there's less to celebrate...for android users.

    Like I was reading this article today:
    Cydle Shows Off its Android Tablet and Chrome OS Netbook (Chrome OS device next to Android as if they are competing)

    Companies are expanding Android to litterally everything :to_pick_ones_nose_e its like, we now have android tablets (just like an over sized Nexus one to me), android netbooks and like a million other devices.

    My biggest concern is with tablet and netbook androids. I think all that these companies like HTC and Cydle are doing is setting up a collision between Android and Chrome OS. The more the uses of the OS's overlap the higher the possibility of Google loosing attention on one OS and turning attention to another. and according to all the news leaks it's like they're already turning their attention to Chrome OS.

    I heard that Google's master plan is to slowly merge Android into Chrome OS over the next few years. already this puts android in the back seat :(

    what do you guys think? Is there much of a future for the droid?
     

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  2. IOWA

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    As long as we get upgraded I don't see a problem
     
  3. mabandla2003

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    yeh, we'll get upgrades...but if Chrome becomes Google's main priority, we can kiss the android v Iphone battle goodbye...Iphone's just gonna take the lead. I think there's a need for focus if android is to remain as good as it it now.
     
  4. GeoUSA

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    I was also concerned for Android when I first heard of Chrome OS. Although the two may eventually merge, I think Chrome OS may essentially be a web browser that doesn't need a separate OS running under it. We are moving our software at work away from client/server to web based. When I say web based I mean it runs in a web browser but not across the Internet. Note: we still have an OS on the server running the web-based application (Cold Fusion and Internet Information Server) and database (SQL).

    For a number of reasons most software will move to run in the web browser. Web applications are quite a bit more efficient partially because large .exe and .dll files don't have to travel across the network. If you manage to omit a full OS from under the browser, it should theoretically run even faster (and save the cost of an OS on each workstation). I think Chrome may be earmarked more for a business environment with transaction based software. Right now I don't see it being practical for gaming or graphic intensive applications.
     
  5. mabandla2003

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    yeh, I think you are right. But as for chrome being geared for business, I wouldn't agree. So far Google seems solely focuses on the consumer on mainly the netbook and tablet market. Even though you are right tha Android is essentially different (it's a locally hosted OS) I am just worried about it's encroachment into Chrome OS territory...Google may have to clip it's wings...this could be negative for us in the andropid community.

    From my assessment Google views it's OS's as:
    Chrome OS
    Android

    in order of importance or even future scope.
     
  6. momoceio

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    Does it really matter? Either way we'll end up with a kick ass OS for our phones. I really don't see Android going away though...
     
  7. lekky

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    I see chrome OS as a desktop substitute. Its meant to be run on PC like devices. Like someone said, its basically just a web browser.

    Google will not forget about Android, its just silly to think that. They are completely separate, and I'm sure Google is big enough to be able to push forward both systems..
     

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