Google Chrome OS netbooks available next year
Written by Maui A. Hermitanio
Saturday, 21 November 2009 10:56
Google’s operating system Chrome will run netbooks by the end of next year, Google
executives said in a demonstration of the in-progress software at its headquarters in
Mountainview, California this week.
“Google-crafted Chrome OS will be tailored exclusively for applications hosted as services in
the Internet 'cloud' and debut on low-cost, bare-bones netbooks that have been a booming
segment of the laptop computer market," Agence France-Presse
Sundar Pichai of Google said Chrome OS is a better model of computing that offers speed,
simplicity and security. “We want Google Chrome OS to be so blazingly fast... We think it should
be like a TV, you turn it on and you are in the application," mb.com.ph reported.
Chrome OS engineering director Mat Papakipos said they are “really focused on making a
netbook that is lean and mean and runs the Internet really well."
When asked if Chrome OS is out to challenge the dominance of Microsoft Windows OS in the
global computer market, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said “they are focusing on user needs
rather than on strategies related to other businesses,” MSN news reported.
Brin said , "there is a real need to use computers easily. We believe the Web platform is a
much simpler way; where Web machines are more stateless and more cache-like."
The operating system will eventually expand to other computing devices, but the priority is to
have it in netbooks within a year. The company is now working with computer makers to build
Chrome OS into netbooks to be available at the end of 2010.
It will only be available pre-loaded on netbooks that are compatible with the software.