Two source familiar with the situation said the Google Android mobile operating system engineering vice President Mr Hiro, rock hammer (Hiroshi Lockheimer) is also responsible for Chrome OS the leadership of the project team, and served as Chrome department chief engineer, Linus Upson, (Linus Upson) has left this job,Suggests that Google will likely be the two operating system as a whole.
It is unclear what upson will do next.Locke’s hammer and Matthew upson declined to comment on the news.
Google the two operating systems are independent of each other, this is similar to apple, the company with the iOS operating system to provide support for the iPhone and the tablet, at the same time using MacOS support for Mac.But in Google, this situation may not continue again.As early as in 2009, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, (Sergey Brin) has said, with the passage of time, the Android and Chrome is likely to be “one”.Since 2013, the two operating systems team to sander, skin looked at the same time (Sundar Pichai) report, he is responsible for Android, Chrome and Google senior vice President of the business.
Before the news, for signs that will merge the two operating systems.Google developers conference in June announced plans to a study of application developers, the purpose is to simplify the transfer Android applications to Chrome program running on a platform.
For software developers, Google will merge the two operating system simplifies its work.Today, developers have to the two different versions of the application platform.At the same time, Google’s marketing strategy will also be simplified.
A sources, skin looked the reason to choose rock hammer take the lead of the engineering team, Chrome and Android is hope to its team members suggested that Android is Google operating system in the future, and that from the two operating systems of status can also be reflected in the market.According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, according to data released in the second quarter Android in the global smartphone market share is 85%;At the same time, although this is college student welcome, but according to another market research firm IDC, according to data from the product in the global PC market share of only 2%.
Android has begun its coverage to beyond the realm of smartphones and tablets the latest version of the Android Lollipop (Lollipop) system will provide built-in on-board computer, intelligent wearable products such as smart watches, and TV sets and other products.
According to a source familiar with the situation, according to an expert operating system rock hammer will not responsible for Chrome, Chromecast TV streaming media equipment or engineering of this hardware work.