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Google Announces the Google Chrome OS

There has been rumors about Google OS for years and now it became reality:

Google officially announced on their blog,that they are working on developing their  own operating system called “Google Chrome OS”.

This “new” platform promises to provide a system for those who live online. Initially targeting netbooks, the company says that Chrome OS will run on both x86 and ARM processors..

However Google is careful to point out that this is a new and separate project from Android. The move means that Google can concentrate on a separate mobile phone platform and a traditional PC platform.

According to Google, the key aspects of Google Chrome OS will be speed, simplicity, and security with a fast start-up that gets users onto the web in a few seconds.

Google Chrome OS is essentially a Google optimzed Linux kernel with a thin desktop UI layer , that relies on the Google Chrome browser as the app UI layer.

This latest move from Google has added more fuel to the fire that there will now be even lower prices for Netbooks, as it is a known fact that running Windows is more costly. One thing is certain, Google’s move in to offering an OS for Netbooks is sure to ruffle a few feathers.

via googleblog

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