Google has announced that it is to release its much anticipated Chrome Operating System (OS) in the Autumn, according to search engine marketing news channels.
In a bid to offer a real alternative to Windows, Google is launching its OS in line with its initial release date estimations, according to The Register. Whilst a specific date has not yet been announced, Sundar Pichai of Google commented at the Computex show this week that Chrome OS would arrive by the end of the year.
Specifically aimed at laptop, netbook and touchpad devices, Chrome OS will be based on Linux and will run only on designated hardware platforms. The OS will be mainly promoted to users who spend the majority of their computer-based activities online.
The light operating system is designed to push users in the direction of cloud computing, according to T3.com and is set to provide a big rival to Windows 7 on portable devices.
Windows have remained rather tight lipped on their impending competitor, instead choosing to promote their own OS using marketing and media strategies.
Pichai commented on the announcement in TechTree, saying: ”It’s something which we are very excited by… We expect it to reach millions of users on day one.”
Industry commentators are reportedly eagerly awaiting the release of Google’s new OS before passing comment on whether the system will outpace Microsoft.