First there was the search engine, then the different services such as Google docs, adsense, and Gmail. Don’t forget the current browser that I’m always using: Google Chrome. To join in the mobile OS fun Google came up with my favorite mobile OS: Android from Cupcake to Gingerbread.
Just when you thought that there was nothing more Google can think of, here comes the Google Cr-48 Chromebook or what others know as the Google Netbook or Google OS notebook.
So is this a Yay or Nay for us? Are you willing to ditch the Windows 7 which a lot of people (including me) have grown to embrace? Will it feature something that will entice Mac users (who are extremely loyal to their OS IMHO) to even try such a new OS?
It’s still quite difficult to consider what are the full specifications and details of this browser OS but I was able to skim through a couple of articles to find out what this baby can do.
Here are a couple of things you might want to know about this Chrome OS netbook:
- Imagine google chrome Browser… IN YOUR FULL SCREEN. (well that’s kinda what my screen looks like when I’m working, chrome browser maximized and taskbar hidden.
- This is still pretty much in development and according to Engadget it’s still not a “real product” in the sense that it’s not out in the market as a product for sale.
- There’s this cool thing you can do (or at least I think it’s cool) that instead of caps lock button you can turn it into a “open new tab” button.
- There’s a bit of a flash problem, it actually slows the whole system down.
- Multi-user compatibility is great, I just love the guest user function where one can log in and after logging out all activities history will be erased. Just like your, you guessed it, incognito window in the Google chrome browser.
- There’s just about anything that you can open up in the “chrome browser” in the OS; settings, task manager, file manager. Kinda like your ordinary OS except with the Chrome browser feel
- There’s not much drivers yet for devices, well of course that’s still in the process of developing
- The supposed battery life is 8 hours but I haven’t read anything yet about the detailed battery life test on the device itself
I guess what I really like about this netbook (see the picture above, the black one) is the design. Nothing too shiny, sparkly, “griddy” or anything that I find too much in design. I guess I love the simplicity in the netbook along with the cool touchpad that sorta reminds me of Macbook Pro’s touchpad.
I do congratulate Google in beginning this journey in developing something our market hasn’t had any demand for just yet. Now this is what I call creativity and ingenuity at its best.
Can’t wait to see what Google will surprise us with next