Google Should Kill Chrome OS: 10 Reasons Why
NEWS ANALYSIS: Google’s Chrome operating system was supposed to be a true Windows killer. However, it’s proven to be a flop, and the only sensible thing to do is to kill it off.Google and Chrome OS have suffered through a somewhat tumultuous life together. When the search giant announced the operating system, it was supposed to be the kind of product that would transform Google’s business, change the way companies and educators did their jobs and put serious pressure on Windows. Chrome OS, Google said, would be the cloud-based answer that everyone has been waiting for. But now that we’ve had time to actually use Chrome OS and see the products running the software, the operating system has done nothing to fulfill Google’s promise. Quite the contrary, Chrome OS has been exposed for what it really is: an ancillary, unnecessary operating system that has no place in the software world. As ambitious an idea as it is, Chrome OS feels like little more than an afterthought at Google and among one-time prospective customers. So, it’s time for Google to kill Chrome OS. Although it won’t admit it, Google probably feels that way, too. The company recently announced that Sundar Pichai, Chrome’s head, was taking over Android. The move wasn’t announced as a way to kill Chrome, but it could be a first step. Let’s hope so.
Read on to find out why Google should kill Chrome OS.