Simplicity of Chrome
I have been using Chrome as my browser of choice for years running first on Windows Vista and then on Windows 10. And you know what; Chrome always just works. I don't have to do periodic updates. I don't have locked up apps that fail to work or failed applications and compatability issue I frequently experience in Windows however Windows 10 is significanlty better. But in the end Chrome just works. It starts fast, I never have to update it and it gives me access to everything I need.
Now I also have an Android phone and of course it runs Android 4.4.2. It was made someplace in China and sold in the U.S. by a company almost no one has ever heard of called BLU. But the phone works well, I can text, talk and take 8 megapixel pictures which looik just fine for my casual use. But I have accepted the fact that the phone will NEVER be updated by either Google OR BLU and that is the rub I see.
Android is not Chrome. Android does not start fast, does not get pushed updates by Google and uses apps developed by everyone and anyone on the planet. These apps can inflict significant damage to the Android operating system. Did I mention that Android as I understand it DOES NOT get pushed updates like Chrome.
I see my grandsons using their Android tablets which are some pretty nice devices, quad core, 1 GB Ram, 8 GB of memory, nice tablets. If they start their tablets at the same time I start Windows 10, Windows 10 is loaded and ready for use before their Android tablets are ready. I do run an SSD in my desktop which helps Windows 10 start quickly but really, Android is no where near the speed of Chrome.
I sincerely hope Google gets its act together and IF they joint the two operating systems together I hope they take into consideration the differences between a desktop user and a mobile user. I don't use my phone for word processing or management of a spreadsheet. I don't use my desktop to do video chats since a mobile device works better for that funciton. My phone has a 5" screen, my desktop has a 22" screen. Just becasue you can join two opeating sytems together does NOT mean that is what is best for the user.
Thank you for reading this very lengthy posting.