Eric Schmidt turned heads when he told a gathering of Google fans and users at a recent event in India that Android and Chrome wouldn't merge despite leadership changes. No moves to merge? Nonsense, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova.

In the following video, Tim points out that Schmidt's justification -- that Android and Chrome "solve different problems" -- doesn't make sense when you consider that Chrome OS is running a variety of Web apps that also have Android versions.

Combining could save time for developers and make it easier to position its handsets and Chromebooks against Apple's market-leading options. Do you agree? Disagree? Please watch and then weigh in using the comments box below.


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The article Bet On It: Android and Chrome Will Merge originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Tim Beyers is a member of the  Motley Fool Rule Breakers stock-picking team and the Motley Fool Supernova Odyssey I mission. He owned shares of Apple and Google at the time of publication. Check out Tim's Web home and portfolio holdings, or connect with him on Google+Tumblr, or Twitter, where he goes by @milehighfool. You can also get his insights delivered directly to your RSS reader.The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Apple and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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