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Google’s Schmidt: Android, Chrome Won’t Be Combined

Last week, Google sparked speculation about Android’s and Chrome’s future positioning when it shuffled its management ranks to move Android chief Andy Rubin out and place Chrome and Apps chief Sundar Pichai in charge of both business units, as revealed in a rather casual blog post from CEO Larry Page. The move made Pichai the lone boss for both operating systems, prompting the question, of course, of whether the two will be melded into one platform, fueled by the fact Google didn’t say much about Rubin’s new position.