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A few days ago, Google has formally announced in their blog the newest project they’ll be working on which was the Google Chrome Operating System that will serve as Google Chrome’s (the browser) extension. In other words, the upcoming behalf of the browser is its OS.
Google’s attempt to create its own OS was really a bold move yet innovative and very promising. Chrome alone has gathered new fans and converts to support its rally in a short span of time so it’s not surprising that they’ll be getting into the OS market to get a share of the pie from OS powerhouse Microsoft succeeding their browser relevance on the internet.
If Google Chrome is light-weight and fast, what would it be like if it’s a duo of OS and browser from the same leading search provider? This has got to be very exciting! However, Google really has to raise the bar and work intelligently in order to achieve their goal.
We’ll be seeing Google Chrome OS in action sometime in 2010 on netbooks and will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips while they work with multiple OEMs. Some are thinking that this may somehow overlap with Android in some areas; Google believes that choice will be the driving force for innovation.
As Google puts it, “We hear a lot from our users and their message is clear — computers need to get better.” Who on earth wouldn’t want a better computer anyway? A computer that loads and connects fast to the internet is very idealistic as this message comes across loud and clear. The question left for us is…Can Google really deliver in this challenge they’ve set for themselves? What do you think?
Category: open source