Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 03:49 UTC
Google With the announcement of its new Search app, Google gave iPad users more than just a slick and well-made native search app that bests the experience on any Android tablet. It also managed to squeeze the core elements of Chrome OS into Apple's ecosystem.
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Irrelevant
by wocowboy on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 11:33 UTC
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2006-06-01

Back to the subject of the article......ChromeOS was never really anything more than a web page with all the Google services on it, so this really isn't as big a deal as the title of the article makes it out to be. It is nice to have an app with all the Google services available on it, and it is nice and very handy for the users of Google Mail, etc, but it is not like Google is about to take over the iPad, which is the insinuation of the title of the article, and is just silly.

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RE: Irrelevant
by avgalen on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 12:42 in reply to "Irrelevant"
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2010-09-23

Umh no, Chrome OS was an OS that was immutable and didn't need any configuration/installation/updating. In the end it would start a full-screen browser window as the "GUI" making it " the perfect internet appliance"

(of course updates were possible by entering a special "hardware" maintenance mode)

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RE[2]: Irrelevant
by Laurence on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 13:27 in reply to "RE: Irrelevant"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Umh no, Chrome OS was an OS that was immutable and didn't need any configuration/installation/updating. In the end it would start a full-screen browser window as the "GUI" making it " the perfect internet appliance"

(of course updates were possible by entering a special "hardware" maintenance mode)

Exactly.

It may have essentially been a crippled Linux distro, but it's no less an OS than SplashTop or any of the other intentionally "light" OSs.

So to port ChromeOS to iOS, Google would have to write an entire virtual machine to emulate everything from the Linux kernel and upwards. This doesn't even remotely do this. This isn't even a port of Chrome browser. This is just a few shortcuts (with a degree of preloaded content for speed) tied in with Apple's own webkit APIs.

All this article demonstrates is the ability for an ignorant author to drum up BS hype about a pretty average mobile app.

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RE[2]: Irrelevant
by Lennie on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 16:55 in reply to "RE: Irrelevant"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I believe it it gets automatic updates, like Chrome the webbrowser.

Not updates users can choose which/when to install.

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