Today in Open Source: Google getting ready to dump Android? Plus: Tox secure messaging, and Duke Nukem 3D Megaton for Linux beta
Android was supposed to insure Google’s continued flow of search profits, but it has instead become something of a millstone around Google’s neck as Samsung as absconded with most of the profits from Android device sales. Couple that with the hugely expensive acquisition of Motorola, and you have a financial mess on Google’s hands.
Chrome OS might offer Google another chance to offer something that is closer to what Apple has with iOS. Companies like Samsung would not be able to so easily profit from Chrome OS the way that they have with Android. Google would have more control over who uses it on their devices.