Google expects to release Chrome operating system in the “late fall”. The Chrome OS will be designed initially to work on laptop PCs, Sundar Pichai, Google’s head of the Chrome project told reporters at the Computex PC show.
Google is preparing to challenge the dominance of Microsoft Windows OS, which currently runs on more than 90 percent of all PCs. The Chrome operating system will be centred around the web browser, with all software including high-end applications.
According to Pichai, “Chrome OS is one of the few future operating systems for which there are already millions of applications that work. You don’t need to redesign Gmail for it to work on Chrome. Facebook does not need to write a new app for Chrome. We expect a generation of applications, including games, to work inside the browser”.