Robin Wauters reports for TechCrunch, “Former Googler, FriendFeed founder and Facebook-er turned investor Paul Buchheit just tweeted this zinger: ‘Prediction: ChromeOS will be killed next year (or ‘merged’ with Android).'”
Wauters reports, “More from Buchheit in the FriendFeed thread: ‘ChromeOS has no purpose that isn’t better served by Android (perhaps with a few mods to support a non-touch display). I was thinking, ‘is this too obvious to even state?’, but then I see people taking ChromeOS seriously, and Google is even shipping devices for some reason.'”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: The purpose of ChromeOS is the same as all of Google’s stuff: Get people (hardware makers and consumers) hooked on half-baked, perpetual beta jackassery by positioning it as the “alternative” to Apple’s more polished offerings in order to keep as many eyeballs as possible on Google-served ads. Period.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Carl H.” for the heads up.]