Chrome-Powered Notebooks Coming Soon
"For us, it is a long journey building a true cloud computing model," said Sundar Pichai, vice president of product management at Google, while demonstrating the Chrome OS at a recent press event. "This is what we are working on."
Pichai said that both Acer and Samsung are currently building laptops with Chrome baked in that will go on sale in 2011. How these notebooks ultimately fare will depend on a variety of factors, including whether or not Joe User is ready to give up a standard OS and trade it in for cloud-based experience. With Chrome OS, everything a user does takes place in the cloud, and you can almost think of Chrome OS as a browser on steroids.