Google: Android OS is short term, Chrome is the future

May 19, 2010: 7:31 PM ET

Sergey Brin and others drop the bomb that Android's dominance is fleeting

Photo Credit: Jon Fortt

During today's media Q&A session, Google clarified its OS roadmap. Because of  bandwidth limitations, current processor level, and HTML5's infancy, the company doesn't view ChromeOS, due out later this year, as a mainstream solution. The  responsibility of powering phones, TVs, tablets, and well, everything else, will rest squarely on the shoulders of Android, at least for the immediate future.

That near-term future also includes Adobe's Flash, which Google's panel said was the currently the best way to view DRM-protected video. Flash on Android will be demonstrated at tomorrow's keynote.


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