Sundar Pichai, chief of the division of Android successor to Andy Rubin who resigned a few months ago, spoke about the event Google I / O which will be held May 15 to 17. In an interview with Wired, Pichai Sundar said that unlike last year, we will focus more on aspects that users will benefit thanks to new tools that will be placed in the hands of developers. Let’s read what he says when he talks about Android and Chrome OS :
The Google I / O will be different. Has not yet reached the time when we have many things to be launched as new products or a new operating system. For both operating systems, Android is that Chrome, we want to focus this I / O on a whole series of new things we are doing for developers, so that they can write [program =] better things. We will show how Google’s services are doing fantastic things about both of these two platforms.
By now it is clear. It seems that no new Nexus , no new version of Android and no new version of Chrome OS will be presented at Google I / O 2013 , but the event will focus on a number of new features that will be available to developers so they can make applications and things better for Android and Chrome.
It remains, however, a small question, as it could be, however, announced the new version of LTE the Nexus 4 (which in fact would not be anything new but it looks identical to the current one except for the 4G antenna) as well as Android 4.3 since it does not it is the major update to Android 5.0 , which should represent a revolution of sorts as it was Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Be excluded a prior, then the Nexus 7 LTE and Google Smartwatch.
Pichai also spoke of the other companies of Android are making more and more use, such as Samsung and Amazon just to make two names. Pichai also states that the relationship between Google and Samsung are not as bad as some believe, so much so that Google believes Samsung a great partner to work with. In fact it must necessarily be so, otherwise why would Google have chosen to produce a Samsung the Nexus 10 ? He also says you excited about all the new features of the fourth-generation GS, especially for what concerns the eye tracking also has not yet had the opportunity to try it.
There’s also even for Facebook. The new head of the division Android in fact, states that it is interesting how social are choosing Android and how they can do well with this operating system, even if not fully endorses the policies themselves of some social networks.
Finally: Android and Chrome OS will merge as operating systems and become one? For now it seems not. Recall that they are two completely different operating systems, one open source the other not. Merge operation would be really hard to make and also very long, but it seems there is nothing in the program. The future plans of Google , in fact, would be the ones to always offer the best user experience both on Android than on Chrome . That said, at least for the next few years, are not planned merger between the two operating systems.
The Google I / O is getting closer and now there are really only a few hours at the beginning of the event. Stay tuned for more updates.