Is Google's Next Big Move to Combine Chrome and Android?

Maybe not soon, but management is at least thinking about it.

Tim Beyers
Tim Beyers and Alison Southwick
Mar 9, 2013 at 1:30AM
Technology and Telecom

Unlike Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), which has the Mac OS for computers and iOS for devices, Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has two operating systems equally capable of powering smartphones and tablets.

Why should investors care? Infighting. Signs point to Google building, say, a Chrome OS powered Nexus tablet in-house and then selling against Samsung and its line of Android-powered tabs.

War seems unlikely given how well Google's partners have done selling Android devices. And yet  investors and observers can hardly be blamed for wondering if the company will combine efforts and create one unified OS. Does Google need to? What's the most likely outcome?

The Motley Fool's Alison Southwick asks Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova for his perspective in the video below. Please watch, and then leave a comment to let us know what you think.