Linked by fran on Fri 24th Aug 2012 20:04 UTC
Google A new version of Chrome OS has been released. From the Chrome Blog: "We made the apps list much more compact, so you can access your apps without interrupting your browsing experience. We also added a search box at the top of the apps list, which you can use like an omnibox to search the web, specific websites, or the apps on your computer, visual improvements such as a redesigned Cloud Print dialog and the ability to add custom wallpaper. You can now also save files directly to Google Drive, so you can access files later from any device, including Drive on iOS or Android. Under the hood, we've added audio support for USB and HDMI, additional sandboxing security features, and many more bug fixes."
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RE: I... dont... get... it...
by Darai on Fri 24th Aug 2012 22:48 UTC in reply to "I... dont... get... it..."
Darai
Member since:
2009-09-09

I agree. It seems pretty pointless to keep this going, especially now that their tablets are finally taking off. There's nothing in my opinion that atrracts me to it.

I think it'd be a great idea to be able to use Android tablet apps on it, especially if Chrome OS has multitasking, it would give it some productivity.

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RE[2]: I... dont... get... it...
by gan17 on Fri 24th Aug 2012 23:30 in reply to "RE: I... dont... get... it..."
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

I think the main reason they're keeping at it is because they do intend to have some of it incorporated into Android. Think back to that "Ubuntu for Android" demo we saw, where they plugged the handset to a monitor and were able to run a desktop Ubuntu OS (albeit very slowly, considering the hardware) from it. I suspect Google might have similar plans for Chrome OS down the road. They've already demo'ed it at some tech shows, if I'm not mistaken.

Phones are bound to replace the basic desktop sooner or later. Perhaps there'll be a huge market for docking stations soon. Do work at home, save to phone (or cloud), go to work, dock phone and continue work. Go to hotel, dock phone and continue work. Kinda scary if you lose your phone, though.

Edited 2012-08-24 23:32 UTC

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quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Not sure I get it either, if it was cheaper and somehow integrated/docked with TV, your real desktop, phone and tablet for coach potatoes...perhaps it is, but tis too expensive to bother with.

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