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No Chrome-Android merger, at least in the next year or two

Matt Hamblen | May 14, 2013
New Android chief expected to clarify role of the two OSes at Google I/O this week; analysts say keeping them apart is confusing, wasteful

Google was also expected to demonstrate a physical Google Wallet card with a magnetic strip, perhaps this week. But All Things D last week, citing unnamed sources, said CEO Larry Page physical card has scuttled the physical card for now. Google couldn't be reached to comment.

The purpose of a physical card was to attract consumers with a familiar payment method, partly because NFC on phones and Google Wallet have been slow in coming. Last week, Google confirmed its vice president of wallet and payments, Osama Bedier, had resigned.


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