Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt uses a BlackBerry! May be too surprising, but it's true.
am a BlackBerry user. I like the keyboard of BlackBerry," said Schmidt
answering some rapid-fire questions from the Editor of a British daily
at Google's Big Tent a forum to discuss Internet and its impact on
economy, governance etc.
BlackBerry is a technology rival of
Google's operating system Android an open software which is used in many
makes of smartphones, like Samsung Galaxy.
system is BlackBerry OS. Schmidt also categorically said there isn't
any plan to converge Android and Web browser Chrome and Apps divisions.
is the answer, we don't make decisions based on who the leader is, we
make decisions based on where the technology takes us," he said when
asked if the three will be merged.
Nearly a week ago, Indian-origin Sunder Pichai, head of Chrome and Apps, had taken the charge of Android as well.
can be more commonality for sure (between Android and Chrome) but they
surely be remain separate for a very long time because they are so
different products," Schmidt said.
40-year-old Pichai, an IIT-Kharagpur alumnus, has replaced Andy Rubin, the man behind the success of Google's Android division.
stepped down as the executive in charge of Google's Android operating
system for smartphones and tablet computers, ending a seven-year stint.