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Chrome OS Release Set For “Late Fall”

Google VP says sights are set on laptops, "great user experience"

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Anyone who’s interested in using Google’s first operating system shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to give it a try.  Earlier today, at Computex Tapei, a vice president of product management at Google indicated Chrome OS will launch in "late fall" this year.

Google ChromeGoogle doesn’t intend to put out a buggy beta product that will hobble along, frustrating early adopters, either.  Sundar Pichai explained, "We will be selective on how we come to market because we want to deliver a great user experience.  We’re thinking on both the hardware and software levels."

According to Reuters, Pichai then continued, "Chrome OS is one of the few future operating systems for which there are already millions of applications that work.  You don’t need to redesign Gmail for it to work on Chrome.  Facebook does not need to write a new app for Chrome."

And here’s one other thing to consider: this talk of Chrome OS’s release comes quite soon after reports about Google abandoning Windows began to circulate, meaning some serious "dogfooding" may be set to take place.

Pichai said Google’s intention is just to have Chrome OS work on laptops at first, though, so don’t expect the launch of the operating system to represent a full-scale attack at every level of the PC market.

Chrome OS Release Set For “Late Fall”
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  • Guest

    Stupid, stupid, stupid. Just F-ing stupid.

    When will these friggin tech eggheads stop trying to reinvent the wheel?

    Microsoft finally came out with a version of Windows that nearly everyone seems happy with. Apple is more popular than ever.

    Do they really expect to make a significant impact on the market? Seems like a waste of time, money and manpower to me.

  • http://www.bakuganbrawlertoys.com April Randal

    That plan seems so ambitious and I don’t think it can succeed someday.

  • Tez

    It’s not THAT stupid when you think about it. Sure the market is pretty much covered with Windows, Mac OS and variations of Linux but then there was a point in time when Nokia, Motorola and Samsung were at the forefront of mobile phone technology; coming out with wonderful products that the market was seemingly happy with. But then the likes of Apple, Blackberry and HTC came along with smart phones and fantastic features and now you can’t seem to browse the web, social network or read the news without hearing about them.

    Markets evolve and people constantly want better things – I’m not saying that Google OS is going to be better than Windows or Mac OS – But with $26 Billion in cash and an already massive user-base of it’s search engine, email and maps services etc – if anyone’s going to do it – Google’s got a chance of making a mark on the OS market.