Google’s Fuchsia OS to kill Chrome, Android for Women 5G IoT Apps in 2017

Google’s up to something that may be a huge gamechanger in the Operating System World: an operating system made for IoT devices that works on 5G and geared towards women. And it’s Purple. Or Magenta. Like Really? Apparently fearing the death of Android and its Food themed Smartphone and Tablet OS as well as prepping […]

All-in-one LG Chromebase to Debut at CES 2014

LG Electronics (LG) will unveil the first-ever Chromebase, an all-in-one computer powered by the Google Chrome operating system at next month’s 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The LG Chromebase (Model 22CV241) offers the highly efficient Chrome operating system for a fast, simple, secure and affordable computing experience. Along with the unique OS, a 21.5-inch widescreen […]

US$279 HP Chromebook 11 is a great Christmas present for Millennials

HP (Hewlett-Packard) is now officially back in the PC Game with a Google Chrome OS powered Laptop, the HP Chromebook 11. HP Chromebook 11, has all the stylings of the Google Chromebook Pixel but with an affordable US$279 price tag, a sure magnet for Millennials (ages 18 to 28) looking for a Web-centric Laptop alternative! […]

Chromebooks get Secure Wi-Fi, VPN and other updates

The Cloud based Chrome OS is aimed at individuals and businesses wishing to free themselves from the high upkeep costs of having Windows or Mac based machines. Everything done in Chrome OS is saved in the clouds and allows users to access their information from anywhere there is an internet connection. Google recently rolled out the first […]

Chrome OS and Chromebook – Simplicity, Security and Speed

Google is the undisputed king of search but over the last few years it has been spreading it’s tentacles out in an effort to diversity it’s portfolio and strategically position itself so that it is not too dependent on another company’s platform or service. Google’s tentacle spreading has been hit and miss with the likes Gmail […]

Comeback Kids: Google Chrome OS – The Cloud and Open Source Swan Song

Google Chrome OS, the Open Source Cloud based Operatng  System said to be the ultimate challenger to Microsoft Windows on Netbooks that was based on Google’s foray into the browser wars, was not a failure in the strictest sense, as ironically, it is yet to even make a debut, thus it cannot said to have failed, having not been rejected by anyone. It is included in my article series, as due to repeated promises of its launch and yet lack of failure to appear, one is left to ponder if this is some prank by Google on the Netizens, already used to Cloud Computing in the form of applications such as Google Mail (Gmail) and Google Docs, two excellent products thus far. Google Chrome, which was debut in June 2010 in more a case, as mentioned before, of a product that came designed to be ported with a particular technology that is now slowly going out of style, the Netbook.

This is thanks to the emergence of the Apple iPad and its would-be crew of assassins, projected to sell nearly twenty eight million (28,000,000) Tablets, effectively killing off the Netbook, which may soon be relegated to the hallowed halls of the Smithsonian. It is even allegedly killing off the PC. According to the analysts at Gartner, who had projected a growth [increase] of 17.9% for PC over the previous year 2009 for the year 2010 in September 2010 Report, representing a projection of approximately three hundred and fifty two million four hundred thousand (352.4) PC’s being shipped by Technology companies. The problem is that now Gartner has downgraded this projection to 14.3%, effectively a decrease or slowing down of growth of about 3.6%. Gartner’s 2011 projections are just as bad, with growth down from 18.1% to 15.9% a decrease of 2.2%, significant when such numbers result in decrease in shipments to four hundred and nine million (409) million PC’s. George Shiffer, an analyst at Gartner in his own words sum it up best, quote: “PCs are still seen as necessities, but the PC industry’s inability to significantly innovate and its over reliance on a business model predicated on driving volume through price declines are finally impacting the industry’s ability to induce new replacement cycles. As the PC market slows, vendors that differentiate themselves through services and technology innovation rather than unit volume and price will dictate the future. Even then, leading vendors will be challenged to keep PCs from losing the device ‘limelight’ to more innovative products that offer better dedicated compute capabilities”. Read more about Comeback Kids: Google Chrome OS – The Cloud and Open Source Swan Song

Chrome OS gets into gear with Google Cr-48 Notebook

Its been over two years since the Chrome OS has been around and not much new information has been released since it’s initial announcement. That all changed recently when news broke that not only provided concrete details on the progress of the open-source Chromium OS but also that Google and the Chrome OS team were seeking participants to take part in their pilot program to test the OS in a pilot program on a Cr-48 Notebook.

Chromium OS

The idea behind the Chrome OS is a simple one, create a operating system that is fast, safe, simple and reliable. This is achieved by removing all of the clutter usually associated with other existing operating systems and focusing on being connected – ONLINE. That is all well and good for users but plays into Google’s hands perfectly as they aim to attract users to their onine suite of programs that provides everything from word processing, to a calendar to videos on Youtube. Check out a short video that explains Chrome OS below. Read more about Chrome OS gets into gear with Google Cr-48 Notebook