What’s next from Google? Usually you don’t have very long to wait for news from the Googleplex. Just yesterday, the company unveiled a new smartphone called the Nexus S that will run the latest version of the Android operating system.
But today’s news was all about Google’s other operating system project, the Chrome OS. As Datamation reports, Google previewed new features of Chrome OS and gave a series of demos of a new class of notebook computer designed to run Web-based services. Citrix was also on hand to show off a new version of its Receiver software that will give enterprise users access to legacy applications on the portable.
SAN FRANCISCO – Google unveiled the first test models of the Chrome OS notebooks that use services and applications in the cloud rather than the local storage notebooks traditionally relied on.
The search giant had to backtrack a bit from its forecast in November 2009 that the first crop of the new notebooks would be ready in time for this year’s holiday shopping season. The revised estimate is that partners Acer and Samsung will deliver the first new notebooks using Intel’s Atom processor by the middle of 2011.