After many rumors, Google finally announced the Chrome OS and not only that, they also presented the new notebooks manufactured by Samsung. Google described it as a “new kind of computer.”
Focused entirely on the Internet, computing in the cloud, Google put attention to the more than 160 million users of the Chrome Internet browser. Google wants to give them a completely different notebook, fast and accessible from anywhere, with just a 3G connection to the Internet.
The computer will not have anything installed locally, everything will be done with applications in the cloud, from the Chrome browser and it won’t consume many of the hardware resources. As a result the Chromebooks will be quick and efficient.
Thanks to the efficiency, Google wants corporate users begin using Chromebooks, especially those companies that already use Google Apps services. Because these notebooks are going to be cheaper and safer, they will save on equipment and technical support specialists.
Google believes that the key to success is in the HTML5, because with it in the future, it’s going to be possible to make applications that will do anything like traditional applications that are currently equipped on all the “common” PC’s that have Windows, Mac or Linux.
The first Chromebooks are going to be available for sale on June 15 in the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Spain and will be initially manufactured by Samsung and Acer.