Eric Schmidt today spoke with reporters in India. He stated that although the change in leadership of the Android Platform has shifted from him to Sundar Pichai (senior vice president of engineering in charge of Chrome and all of the Google Apps), that Chrome OS and Android OS would remain separate entities. Since Chrome OS had been unveiled, many speculated that it was the inevitable future that these 2 operating systems would eventually merge. With Eric Schmidt stepping down and giving the Android reigns to Sundar Pichai, it seemed obvious that the assumption of a joint OS project was in the makings. Today Mr. Schmidt knocked down any more talks of this occurring He although did mention that both Operating systems would share a "commonality" between each other. That is not to say that eventually they may decide to still merge them. Only time will will tell.
I currently have a Chromebook running the most up to date Chrome OS. I believe strongly that some functions of Android OS being intertwined in Chrome OS would be awesome. For instance on the Chromebook, widgets that have made Android ever so much popular would make many different extensions and apps on the Chromebook much more functional. Also Scrapping the Chrome Web Store and actually utilizing the Google Play Store for its app and extension Content would be great too. Hopefully we will have a much clear view on the direction Android and Chrome will be taking at this years Google I/O.