Nvidia CEO: Android the "most disruptive operating system" in decades

Jen-Hsun Huang, the co-founder, president, and CEO of chip-manufacturer Nvidia, has publicly revealed his admiration for Google's Android operating system, calling it "the most disruptive operating system that we've seen in a few decades".

"Android is probably the most versatile operating system that we've ever known," he said, "and has the benefit of also being connected to the cloud. And so the day that you turn it on, it's incredibly useful, with all kinds of applications already on it."

Are we surprised by this soaring rhetoric? Of course not. Most of the devices powered by Nvidia chips - including HTC, Asus, Acer, Xiaomi, Toshiba and HP devices - run the Android operating system, and Nvidia has grown fat off the sprawling success of Google's OS.

Revenues for its Tegra chips more than doubled compared to the last quarter due to the proliferation of Android devices, which as massively helped the Santa-Clara-based chip-manufacturer to diversify from simply making the graphics processing units (GPUs) that power many computers.

Indeed, Nvidia expects the Tegra chip to be the single largest driver of the company's growth during the coming fiscal year.

Huang also praised the open source nature of Google's operating system, crediting this with the spilling over of Android into higher-grade electronic devices. This quarter, he pointed out, has seen the emergence of all-in-one PCs and laptops powered by the Tegra chip and Android.

Huang predicted that "you're going to see Android in all kinds of computing devices including set top box and others."

He even gave an honourable mention to Google's Chrome browser, calling it "an important operating system," as well as describing it as "technologically... very robust, resilient and high quality."

A good day for Google, then.

The news comes soon after Google released its flagship Nexus 5 high-end smartphone, and announced an update to their Glass project.

However, reports elsewhere suggest that Google, despite offering a whole range of exciting perks to employees, might not be the best place to work.