It is two years since the first announcement of the Google Chrome OS notebook being developed and finally it will be available worldwide on June 15 2011.
Acer and Samsung are the first to manufacturers to launch the new Chrome OS notebook. Acer’s notebook will have a 6.5 hour battery life and an 11.6 inch screen. The Samsung will sport an 8 hour battery and a screen of 12.1 inches. Acer’s notebook prices will start at $349 and the Samsung will sell at $429 with Wi-Fi and the 3G version at $499.
The launch of the Google Chrome OS notebooks on June 15 will happen first in the United States on Amazon.com as well as Best Buy stores in the country. The Chrome OP has been tested by Google through CR-48 notebooks, but it proved to be unstable for the web-centric OS. During the last two years Google fixed all the bugs they found and also fitted it with dual-core processors from Intel.
Google specifically developed the Chrome OS as cloud-based operating system and many people wonder if it is an attempt from Google to destroy Microsoft or Android. The question still remains as the device have both Chrome and Android OS. The Chrome OS will eliminate the desktop and will encourage users to use only the web for anything they need. Everything that is available on a Mac OS X or in a Windows Start Menu will be present as a web application on the Google Chrome OS.
Users of the Chrome OS will be able to do everything which they can do with a MacBook Pro or desktop PC. Anything which may not be available on the operating system of the Chrome OS will be available as application from a Chrome Web Store. It is no doubt that Google dominates the web and it is even attempting to keep individuals on the web much longer.
With Google TV they attempt to keep individuals on the web by browsing the web even on the living room screen. The Chrome OS is their attempt to wean people of their desktops and get them to use their browser exclusively. The other advantage of the Chrome OS to both Google and the users is the fact that the OS is open-source and free and the devices which will run the Chrome OS will also be much cheaper than Windows per example.
The Chrome OS will run only web-based applications through their newly modified Chrome browser, unlike the Windows and Mac OS. As a result it will start up in seconds and boast with a much longer battery life than its counterparts. As it was designed originally for netbooks, Google had to take note of the popularity of tablets and forced them to evolve the Chrome OS into a notebook operating system. This proves they can very easily make their way onto other forms like tablets.