While it still hasn't given a precise date, Google has come closer to specifying when Chrome OS
will launch. According to an AFP report, the free operating system, which is based on Google's Chrome browser, will launch this autumn
. Sundar Pichai, Google's VP of product management, recently revealed this information at CompuTex Taipei, an Asian trade show. "It's something which we are very excited by," Pichai said. "We expect it to reach millions of users on day one." Pichai didn't mention anything about Google's plans for a Chrome OS tablet
, but we wouldn't be surprised if one were launched by the end of the year.
In the past few months, Chrome has cut into other browsers' market shares
, but we have our doubts when it comes to convincing users to switch to yet another OS. Google will create some buzz with this launch, but it will take a large push from hardware manufacturers (or maybe Google itself putting out its own hardware) for Chrome OS to pose a serious threat to other operating systems. [From: AFP/Yahoo! News
, via: Engadget