Google co-founder expects Chrome for Android
Chrome is a browser for PCs today. But its technology, and likely its name, will move to the company's Android mobile phone software, co-founder Sergey Brin says.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Google's new Chrome browser is for PCs today, but company co-founder Sergey Brin expects the technology will make its way to Android, the company's mobile phone operating system and software suite.
Chrome and Android were developed largely separately, Brin said in an interview at the Chrome launch event Tuesday. "We have not wanted to bind one's hands to the other's," Brin said. But you can expect that to change now that both projects are public and nearing their first final releases.
And the brand name likely will follow. "My guess is we'll have 'Chrome-like' or something similar," he said.
Chrome and Android's current browser both already employ WebKit, an open-source project for the process of interpreting the HTML code that makes up a Web page and rendering it on a screen.