Jul 10, 2009

Google Shares More Chrome OS Details

The initial announcement about Google Chrome OS was, while exciting, extremely lacking in details. Now, Google's decided to share a bit more info, and the facts paint an interesting picture about the state of the operating system's development.

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Is it nearly finished? Not even started? Here's the evidence supporting that first idea: according to a FAQ post on the Google Chrome Blog, the Google Chrome OS team is working with an impressive list of computer products corporations including Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba.

So it might be that the operating system's already getting stuck in various ready-to-buy boxes.

On the other hand, the post states, "If you are interested in a full time position as a software engineer please visit the jobs pages for the following offices and indicate that you are interested in Chrome." Then the cities of Aarhus, Kirkland, London, Montreal, Mountain View, Reston, San Francisco, Santa Monica, St. Petersburg, and Tokyo are named.

So apparently the Google Chrome OS team is far shy of full strength.

Both pieces of information point to an intensive, global effort, however, which is worth recognizing.

Also, with regards to the FAQ, the Google Chrome Blog post promised, "We'll be sure to add more to this list as popular questions come in," so even more details may soon be shared.


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