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Google Appears Ready To Ditch Android Over Its Intellectual Property Issues

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Google appears ready to ditch Android over its intellectual property issues (click for full article)

    by Daniel Eran Dilger - July 28, 2013

    "The discovery that Google's new Chromecast web streaming device is based on Google TV code stripped of Android features provides additional evidence that Google is working to distance itself from the Android platform that the company developed under the management of Andy Rubin.


    Branded Chrome, not Android despite being Android not Chrome


    While Android has been widely deployed on smartphones globally and is almost universally considered a tremendous success, the platform and its close association with its namesake Rubin, who was himself nicknamed "Android" while working at Apple in the early 1990s, has inflicted more liability and expense on Google than it has strategic opportunity, revenues or profits.


    Evidence from multiple sources, including the design decisions behind Google's latest Chromecast product, support the idea that the company now sees more future potential and interest in investing in Chrome OS than in continuing to support Rubin's Android and defending the platform from ongoing intellectual property disputes, even if the company has no interest in publicizing those intentions."
     
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    Far fetched, not very well supported but I can't say I know anything that proves it is wrong.
     
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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what Google ultimately intends to do. But recently there have been some interesting technological innovations to Chrome OS/Chrome that will allow Chrome to run "packaged apps" and "native client apps". Google is also working on bringing "native client apps" to mobile. Also there are hints that Google is working on a Chrome OS tablet:

    How Google plans to rule the computing world through Chrome ? Tech News and Analysis


    http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/...w-standalone-more-desktop-like-files-app.html


    http://gigaom.com/2013/04/24/latest...hrome-os-tablets-being-whats-next-for-google/
     
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