This guest post was written by Jade Scully. Jade Scully is a copywriter, blogger and online marketing enthusiast who has published her work on a series of online publications and websites including Leeulekker who provide a range of advertising and marketing resources for southern Africans.
Google’s Eric Schmidt recently announced, at the Web 2.0 conference, that Chrome OS will be released “in the next few months”. The launch of Chrome OS will, in all probability, be followed by the release of Chrome OS Devices, and we’ll see this happening sometime next year. Have you tried the Google Chrome Browser yet?
However, up until now Google has been very clear that Chrome OS would be launched in time for Christmas 2010. As a result Schmidt’s statement has caused irate articles to flare up on sites like Mashable.com.
If Schmidt was mistaken, and the operating system will indeed be launched before the end of 2010, it will not have been the first time the Google CEO has made mistaken remarks that have been met with sensationalised coverage online.
Google’s first ever “cloud operating system” is eagerly awaited by millions, and the confusion as to the launch date only succeeds in frustrating those anticipating its arrival.
Chrome OS is a Linux-based, open-source project which aims to build an operating system that provides people with a fast, more secure and simple computing experience. It is designed to work with web applications and so is geared towards those that spend a great deal of time online. The operating system will not be available as a download to run and install. Instead it will only ship on specific hardware from Google’s manufacturing partners. Google initially announced its imminent release in November 2009, saying that the new operating system would be available by the end of 2010.
Now with Schmidt’s brief statement about the release date, it’s unsure how much longer we will have to wait. It appears that either the CEO is mistaken and the release date is still set for 2010, or Google is running a little behind schedule but isn’t ready to admit it.
You can read more about Google’s proposal on their blogspot.