Google Senior VP Sundar Pichai is responsible for leading the growing empire of Chrome products and he recently revealed some tidbits on the future of Chrome for Android as well as Google's Chromebooks and Chrome OS. In an interview with CNET, Pichai said that the initial response to Chrome for Android was very positive, with relatively minor feature requests. At the top of that list is the ability to force the browser to view sites in their full desktop versions rather than in the mobile-specific formatting, a feature that already exists in Android's default browser; it sounds like Chrome users are missing it. There's also a "full screen" mode in the works, and we should see much more from Chrome this year — Pichai said that updates will come throughout the next year "at a pretty healthy pace."
Pichai also talked about Google's lightweight Chrome OS, noting that Chromebooks and the OS have great long-term potential in the business world. He said that large businesses continue to adopt Google Apps — selling Chromebooks to those organizations could help grow the direct revenues the company sees from the OS. It sounds like Google is starting to view the Chrome OS and Chromebooks primarily as an opportunity for the business and educational markets — when asked which is stronger, the business or consumer markets, Pichai unequivocally stated that "we are deeply interested in selling these to schools and businesses," adding that "schools and businesses are a much more straightforward channel." Absent from the discussion was Google's somewhat-strange Chromebox computer, though we expect this computer also fits strongly into the business- and education-focused plans for Chrome OS.