A week or so ago the Google vice president, Linus Upson (in charge of Chrome) revealed to the NY Times his belief that 60% of companies could replace Windows with Chrome OS. This by far is the most grand statement by Google in the run up to the launch of their new operating system.
It seems like news is beginning to pick up regarding Google’s upcoming Chrome OS. Over the last week there have been rumours that over 75,000 Chrome OS netbooks are already being produced in Taiwan and will be launched by year end. Well, it seems like at least two of the devices may have already been identified.
It seems like the rumoured Google branded netbooks (speedbooks) are most probably real and are already being manufactured. This is news coming in from Engadget which seems to give credence to recent reports from Digitimes which suggest that Chrome OS netbooks are already rolling off the production lines.
Google’s success in the technology market is a story not to be told, quite simply because everyone knows about it. Google has grown to become the most used search engine (and website) on the planet and over the last 10 years it’s reach has proliferated throughout the web. Such websites as YouTube and products such as Gmail have become indistinguishable to our daily life on the net; some people worry about this…Oh, and if you are wondering what all the fuss is about check this cheeky video out…it was done a while ago but it still puts the message across.
News just coming in from Techcrunch reveals that Google y still be aon track for a Chrome OS release this year. It is more likely though that this ‘release’ will be a Chrome OS Beta rather than the full retail version of the OS. This comes as great news after the recent shocking revelation by Eric Schmidt that Chrome OS might be delayed for a few more months. It is a reprieve to know that at least a Beta may be ready in the next few weeks.
The Google Chrome team has recently collaborated with designer and illustrator Christoph Niemann to create a guide to 20 of the things that make the internet as great as it is today. This guide was inspred by Tim Berners-Lee who is the ‘inventor’ of the internet as we know it.
Google has unveiled their newly revamped Google Docs Web App for mobile devices. The revision brings real time collaborative editing of documents to Android and IOS powered devices (and other mobile platforms) for the first time. Checkout their press release video (above), it looks pretty impressive.
Is Google’s Chrome OS just Vapourware? This is the question that a work colleague posed to me a few days ago. I have to admit that I couldn’t give him a straight answer because Google’s conduct over the last year seems to suggest that Chrome OS is indeed ‘vapourware’. On the other hand, who would entertain the thought that almighty Google could do such a thing? Isn’t vapourware a preserve for tiny companies attempting to get headlines on the ‘Mashables’ of the internet?
Yesterday during a Web 2.0 conference Eric Schmidt revealed that Google is planning on releasing Chrome OS in the “next few months”. This was after a question that was raised by an Engadget employee. If Schmidt is to be taken verbatim, this means that Chrome OS will be released next year and we will probably see Chrome OS devices soon after.
Around this time last year Google released the Chromium OS source code. Ever since then there have been many ups and downs, rumours and counter rumours surrounding the official launch of Google’s new operating system; Chrome OS.
As many of you read on Techcrunch today; Jolicloud has dropped a massive bombshell. It seems like the tiny French company has finally confirmed that recent rumours regarding a possible ‘Jolibook’ have been true all along. Is it me or does everyone see that Jolicloud is headed for a nasty collision with Google Chrome OS?
The team at Rockmelt recently gave Chrome OS Site an exclusive first look into their new Browser. This will be one of the first in depth looks at RockMelt and I an particularly excited to be presenting it to you. After-all it’s based Chromium and here at Chrome OS Site we’re all about Google’s open source projects. Watch the video and enjoy!