Google CFO also thinks Chrome OS is a "better mousetrap" for the PC market than Android
0. phoneArena 28 Feb 2013, 19:04 posted on
We just heard that the Google CFO and Senior Vice President Patrick Pichette wasn't all that impressed by what Motorola has in the pipeline, and it turns out that Pichette is much more bullish on Chrome OS than on Motorola. Maybe it's just some marketing speak to go along with the launch of the Chromebook Pixel, but Pichette thinks that Chrome OS is a "better mousetrap" for the PC market than Android...
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1. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
Soooo... Where exactly does he say again that "Chrome is a better mouse trap than Android"? Where does he even reference Chrome vs Android? The CFO said "he hopes that Chrome becomes the Android of the PC market". Nothing about Chrome being better in any way for any market than Android. At least, not that I saw. The title is a bit misleading.
5. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
even if.....but why should I would buy any Chrome OS device when I've bought hundreds of apps for Android and can not use them? who sees a logic??
please, dump Chrome OS and replace with Android...
No one will buy Chrome OS by himself....you will see...
like lost money for Web OS for LG.....huge loss for LG now
9. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I've spent tons of money in the Play Store, but I still love Chrome OS. I still have an Android tablet and phone, but I don't see the point of Android on a laptop. All I need on my laptop is a browser, because if I'm going to bother using a laptop, I'm going to be in Chrome. If I'm doing something else, I grab my Nexus 7.
I understand that some people want Android on laptops, but I just wouldn't want to see that be a reason to kill off Chrome OS.
13. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Just connect a wireless keyboard and you have a PC on Android :-)
6. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
AS long as Chrome OS integrates well it Google Play store and the apps.
2. BattleBrat (Posts: 1218; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
No one uses chrome, Moto had webtop mode, no that's the future!
3. 14545 (Posts: 1209; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
They should sell a pixel that doesn't have a buttload of storage for like 500-700. *Then*, I might consider it.
10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
If the Pixel cost between $500-700, and only came with 100-250GB of Drive storage, I would have already bought one.
4. kanagadeepan (Posts: 749; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Please try to understand GOOGLE... There are also many many countries where internet is just anything below 512kbps speed and Unlimited is just 2GB (later throttled to 32 or 16kbps) at the cost of an arm and leg... Its really only those people who are looking for cheaper computers with FREE non-pirated OS...
For them even cheaper ChromeBooks are useless due to ChromeOS... But Android (FREE and legal) will be a better choice for those cheaper ChromeBooks...
M$ is trying to bring the PC advantage to WP.. To counter that, please merge Android and ChromeOS (better stop ChromeOS and bring Android to Desktop)... Make use of the Motorola-Intel relationship to bring Android to x86 machines.
I am sure many PC/Lappy makers will be happy to include Android in their products due to price advantage. Further the popularity of Android will bring smooth learning curve to first time AndroidOnPC users.
You can wow the existing Android users by say "Apps purchased earlier on their Android phones can be used freely on Android-for-PC".
Further I am tired of using Pirated OS and for a change I want to feel FREE & OpenSource Desktop OS with minimum learning curve (unlike other Linux variants)
8. housry23 (Posts: 88; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
Try the latest Ubuntu bro. It's free, open source and is very easy to use! You will not be disappointed. Then you won't have to pirate Windows anymore. I have completely switched to Ubuntu now. I haven't booted into Windows for months now.
7. Hemlocke (unregistered)
I wonder what some of these execs are smoking. Google has thrown the kitchen sink at ChromeOS, and the payoff will be? Orders in the four to five-digit range for the Pixel, and an equal amount of buyer's remorse. ChromeOS is dead, and Google is going to have to find another method to get into offices and homes and harvest that valuable desktop/laptop user data. The only effort they should be spending on Chrome anything is to make their mobile Chrome not suck and blocking third-party cookies in all versions the default.
11. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Chrome OS is far from dead. It hasn't made much of an impact in the consumer market, but it is doing quite well in education and enterprise.