Google Chrome Operating System is launching on netbooks soon, according to source code in Google Docs' that points to Google Cloud Print, the printing technology for Chrome OS.
More evidence that Google Chrome Operating System is
launching on netbooks soon came from source code in Google Docs' that alluded
to the arrival of Google Cloud Print.
is a Web operating system Google is building as an alternative to
computers running traditional operating systems, such as Microsoft's Windows
and Apple's Mac.
Google Cloud Print
is the de facto print medium for Chrome OS, allowing any
application print to any printer from any computing device using Google's cloud
Google created the technology because it did not want to
build printer drivers for every computing device and operating system.
Google Operating System Nov. 2 detected
this message in the Google Docs code: "Coming soon: Third party
applications, cloud printers, and sync devices."
The idea is to move every available computing practice to Google's
cloud computing infrastructure. Google has been
Cloud Print internally and hopes to make it available in the coming
months after testing it with printer makers.
The bigger news is the imminent arrival of Chrome OS.
Digitimes said Nov. 2 Google plans to sell
a Google-branded Chrome OS netbook through its
own Webstore instead of through traditional retailers, such as Best Buy. This
would ape the
Nexus One smartphone approach.
Google, which promised in November 2009 to have Chrome OS
netbooks on the market in time for the 2010 holiday season, declined to comment
on the speculation.
But it seems Chrome OS will certainly be ready for launch