When a statue is just a statue: Google unveils a “Chrome” Android on its campus




    • Nasdaq

      “It’s very easy to conflate rumour with truth, confuse desire with direction”

      -Please stop it with the articles about Blackberry.
      You have to give Alicia Keys a chance!

  • Eduardo


  • John

    Needs to be holding a Key Lime Pie

  • Henaway

    “most Android apps are not meant to be blown up to such sizes.” Well, they better be meant to be – and FAST! How many 1080p Android phones are coming our way this year? Good enough for a phone, good enough for a laptop, right? Reality is, phone resolutions and desktop resolutions are now mostly one and the same. Heck, I don’t have a 1080p display in my house – except the TVs. Laptops are 720p. Tablets are lower. Phones are lower still. There will be convergence. Question is, how soon?

    • Uncle Fred

      Besides high resolution support, Android needs to start thinking about a dock mode. The Note 2 already ultra close to having the juice to run desktop intensive programs, and heck it even has a dock with USB input, stereo audio, and 1080p video output.

      We are quickly approaching the age of pocket all purpose computing. Android needs to move fast to meet these changes.

  • anonymous

    Where is the RIP RIM guy?


      He has nothing more to say since RIM does not exist anymore & RIP BlackBerry is too long for his narrow mind to get around lol

    • metoo

      He was technically right though. RIM is dead.

  • Oldschool

    Or it could just be a chrome android, no?

  • Threecube

    If there was ever a good time for Google to push a Google OS, it would be right now. Windows 8 is struggling to get people to upgrade and like the new OS. Steam is hinting at starting to push linux gaming. Why not have a secure linux OS by a big name company that is actually good for gaming. I like OSX but it’s UI is outdated and it’s just not for gaming.

  • Bravo – Bravo – Zulu – 1 – 0

    This tells me 2 things:

    1) Google clearly has way too much money and they don’t know what to do with it

    2) Not much happening today, so even a statue becomes newsworthy

  • Tom

    Android 4.2 greatly increased the support for pushing video to external displays via cable or wireless. One of the reasons for this could be such that an Android device can drive Google glasses as a secondary display, but it also sets some of the plumbing necessary to use your phone or tablet as your PC.

  • Miknitro

    I as thinking it had something to do with chrome the browser.

  • A_Person_of_Interest

    ‘but I’d bet against being able to run Chrome OS apps on your Android phone anytime soon’

    Why in hell would you want to run apps from a loser platform like Chromebook on Android when you can add the hundreds of thousands of Android Apps on Chromebook, which would then add some legitimacy to the Chromebook platform?