Recently, it has been rumored that Android and Chrome OS may be about to merge. The rumors increased last week, when Andy Rubin, Google’s head of Android, resigned from his post and was replaced by Sundar Pichai. Pichai has worked with Chrome OS during his time at Google, and the logical development seemed to be that the two operating systems were about to be merged.

But ths will not happen, according to Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt‘s press conference at the Big Tent Activate Summit in India. However, he also said there could be more “commonality” between them. So in the long run there will probably be a merge, but at the moment Google is in no rush to do so.


Schmidt also said that the rumors that he may be leaving Google is “completely false.” He was responding to the question on whether his plan to sell about 42 percent of his Google stake was a signal that he was leaving Google. “Google is my home,” he said, adding that he had no plans to take on a job in government.

(via Google)