TechCrunch’s MG Siegler is reporting that Google will be holding a special Chrome OS event this Thursday.
The event will be held at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA. They will be giving a complete overview of the new OS and detailing its launch plans.
MG Siegler regarding the release of Chrome OS:
Google had been planning to release at least part of Chrome OS this week. That still may be the case at this event, but it looks for now that the more complete launch will in fact take place next year. And if they are holding this event now with a “complete overview,” progress is clearly being made, so you can probably expect that launch to be early next year.
Chrome OS has been highly anticipated since its announcement in July. I personally am interested in the idea of the browser being the main focus (and maybe the only focus) of the OS. I don’t think I’ll ever use the OS for any serious computing but am interested to see how the release affects the software industry.
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Update 11/24/09: Chrome OS Should Be Built on Anroid