Why isn’t Chrome a part of Android? It’s a question as old as time
itself. Or at least a few years old. But given that the same company,
Google, makes both products, it never made much sense. Now they’re
finally taking steps to resolve this.
Android Taking Steps Towards WebKit And Chromium
As a group of Googlers have announced on the WebKit-Dev group , the Android team is now committed to working more closely with the WebKit community. Yes, it’s a bit odd that a product so devoted to “open” wasn’t really working with the open source community before — but hey, better late than never.
Writes Andrei Popescu:
"We would like to give an update about WebKit on Android. A while ago, we started the effort to upstream the Android port of WebKit. For a variety of reasons, this work took longer than anticipated and was never finished. We realize that the incomplete Android port that exists today in WebKit ToT has caused quite a bit of confusion and inconvenience to the project as a whole and we are very sorry for that."