Posts Tagged ‘Chrome OS’

Everyone is clamoring about tablets these days, then why not Google too, so it’s not too surprising that Google and HTC are set to join the fray. They are reportedly working together on a Chrome OS Google Tablet.

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With this Apple’s high-profile iPad touchscreen tablet PC may face stiff competition from rivals such as Google, Sony and X2. Google having collaborated on the Nexus One, a smart phone that impressed us with its design as well as its hardware, HTC and Google partnering on a tablet seems like a promising prospect. But will it “compete head on” with Apple’s tablet ? 😉 who knows…

So let take a sneak peak at what it may look like, the developers behind Chromium OS – the open-source project that underpins Google’s Chrome mobile operating system – have revealed concept designs for a tablet PC running on Google Chrome.

The Google Chrome tablet concept designs showcases a range of touchscreen tablet PC features, including:

— A range of touch-screen keypad configurations, including a split keyboard with keys assigned to left and right hands
— Different methods of launching Google Chrome applications
— Tabs presented along the side of the screen of the Google Chrome interface
— Creating multiple Chrome web browsers on screen using a launcher

Also pictures of what a Google tablet might look like were featured at a Chromium developers web page this week along with talk of how touchscreen controls could work based on the Internet titan’s Chrome computer operating system. It primarily comprises shots highlighting the user interface (UI) of a tablet PC. It includes such possibilities as, “keyboard interaction with the screen: anchored, split, attached to focus,” “contextual actions triggered via dwell,” and “zooming UI for multiple tabs.” and primary targeted date for Chrome OS hardware is Q4 2010. Here are some snaps of the Google Tablet concept design…

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It’s hard to foresee a future in which a Google Tablet tries to go head to head with Apple on the content level. That’s not to say, however, that there aren’t some compelling things that could be offered by a Google tablet. As the launch of Google’s Chrome OS made clear, they’re looking toward a future with a multitude of devices that can access the Internet quickly, cleanly, and cheaply. A Google Tablet could be just the thing to realize all of those goals. If you have tried out the JooJoo tablet, we can see how a well-designed tablet for consuming web content could provide an engaging experience. A Chrome OS tablet by Google would likely work the same way, keeping typing to a minimum and offering a literal hands-on web surfing experience. By far the consumer it’s a tough choice if one thinks of affording a tablet, my choice wait until there is a sync in the tablet world, there would be a better choice for ur need and multiple to choose from within ur budget…;)

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Google-Microsoft rivalry has just got fiercer, hmmm not a new news 😉 Anywaz search giant Google is once again ready to take on Microsoft with its new O.S. The company showed off its Google Chrome OS, saying that the lower-end PCs called Netbooks will include it in the second half of 2010. So this time instead of blah blah on my blog that you may not read or flee away, I just wanted to show you what the Google Chrome OS is all about with just these 2 videos about 5 min of your time guys, So no more talking lets get watching, post ur comments even if you hate it 🙂 I will post as time advances on what the heck is Google doing to so called O.S

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Late Tuesday night, the Google Blog officially announced that the Google Chrome OS was a reality and would appear on netbooks some time later next year. So it seems now is the time where a lightweight contender with enough focus, and enough driving force could succeed in tipping the balance finally from desktop to web.

Google chrome OS

Google chrome OS

If you remember the very first Micrsoft WPF demos, they showed desktop applications which were email-able, inherently connected. At the time I considered these islands in the cloud, whether that was the future of apps, indeed it seemed silly to have to start an OS, to start a web browser, to start an app. Why not cut out the middle man (as does AIR). But this big old web-browser kept on being too useful, too good at connecting the dots, so it lingers. When you turn it into the OS, that doesn’t cut out the middle man, it cuts out the old guy that was behind him. Indeed most people don’t even know what the browser is/was.

Google Chrome OS is nothing new, from the Pogo of the 90’s, to linux netbooks of this decade, to the Crunchpad of next, we’ve seen these light-weight alternatives come and go, but this is a war of attrition, and it’s the users that are the grains of sand wearing down at the walls of the Fat Operating System, not the technology.

The announcement contained a thesis statement that is a bit more significant than it might appear at first: “It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.” That statement has both strategic and practical implications, which we’ll consider in turn.

From a strategic perspective, “what operating systems should be” clearly involves a heavy dose of Google-driven Web apps, from e-mail to spreadsheets. The entire OS will be focused on getting users into a Web browser as quickly as possible; any other applications will be secondary and probably not provided by Google. Instead, once the browser launches, users can do their computing via online applications, saving their data in the cloud

Google views this as computing nirvana for users, saying, “[Users] want their data to be accessible to them wherever they are and not have to worry about losing their computer or forgetting to back up files.”

But there are still a variety of applications that simply can’t be replicated within a browser, and consumers have had a mixed reaction to Google’s own apps, embracing Gmail but finding its presentation software to be severely limited compared to its desktop app counterparts. But the Chrome OS will be appearing first on netbooks, which can’t handle some of the more heavyweight desktop applications in the first place. And the new offering has the potential to drive users to rely on Google’s online offerings, which certainly would further the company’s goals.

Google expects this to be a a full fledged open source operating system built from the ground up. Its focus will be on speed, security and simplicity much like the Google Chrome web browser and Android OS.

I believe Google as a rich tech basket in themself the have a diverse portfolio of technologies to pick from. Their experience with Flash in Google Analytics and YouTube, HTML and JavaScript in applications such as Google Mail (primarily created using Java that outputs the HTML/JS), their open 3D plugin O3D, their Google Gears for offline storage of data, and of course HTML5 with JavaScript which is perhaps where we’ll see them lean should it reach sufficient fruition in the 2010’s.

Google says that they are working on making netbooks running Google Chrome OS for availability sometime in 2010 with the help OEM like HP, Dell, Acer etc… Your move Apple and Microsoft.