We have known for some time that Google was to release Chrome OS sometime this year, we have new information that it will be in Q4 2010 – so from September to December. This is the most accurate release date we have so far, and will join a list of operating systems to battle the dominance of Windows.
Saying that, Microsoft has been losing ground in its market share and the future release of Google Chrome OS could become one large headache for Windows. Google were once underestimated in the mobile OS market – but look how dominant they are now.
It had been thought that Chrome OS would have a Q3 launch but NetworkWorlds, Dan Nystedt, reports that Google’s vice president of product management, Sundar Pichai has a different view on this release date. Also announced at Computex 2010 was that the Chrome Web Store would open to coincide with the launch of the new OS.
This new service will allow Chrome OS users to visit the store and download web apps to be used on the operating system. 2011 will be an even better year for Google, as they will have an OS for both the smartphone and laptop and PC market.