We just told you about Google Nexus S and here is another hot announcement from Google – a Google Cr-48 Notebook powered by the Chrome web Operating System! Chrome web OS is the result of an effort by Google to design and build an operating system that is optimized for the web.
If you wonder what is different in an OS optimized for the web, here are the two prominent ones – Speed and Security. Yes, Google is trying to offer these through its innovative web OS. For many computer users, a computer without internet is good for nothing. These are people who live on the web and the Google cr-48 notebook is being exclusively designed for them. Its design is driven by two important underlying principles – Speed and Security. While “Speed” would assure you a faster web surfing experience, the built-in “Security” would help prevent malware and viruses from accessing your data, without you having to do anything towards it.
When you use a notebook powered by an web OS, all you apps and documents will be stored in the cloud. Google Chrome Webstore is already live in U.S and it has some of the best free online apps for you to use.But not all apps are free and there are several paid ones too. It works in the same way as Apple’s itunes store or the android market.
Over the past decade, we have seen personal computers being replaced by laptops or notebooks in several household. In the next decade, we might see laptops being replaced by smartphones and tablets powered by web OS. Realizing this, Google has started working on its Chrome OS and android OS since the past few years and it is now almost ready to release its first notebook powered by Chrome Operating System – Google Cr-48 Notebook. Google is now cleverly evolving itself to expand into new territories where they see a future trend. It is no more a mere search engine or an ad company.
Google has launched a pilot program, for US based users, to get feedback on its Chrome web OS. This web OS requires new hardware and as part of the pilot program, Google gives away test notebooks that will have no branding, logos or stickers on them. Google has also promised to extend this program to other countries, after getting the necessary clearance.
The pilot program is open to qualified users, developers, schools and businesses. Those living in U.S and who are above 18 years of age can apply for this test drive here – https://services.google.com/fb/forms/cr48advanced/.
All selected users will get a Google Cr-48 Notebook with a 12.1 inch screen, full-sized keyboards and touch pads, eight hours of battery life and eight days of standby time, built-in Wi-Fi and also 3G from Verizon.