Google is on a tear these days. Android is ramping up in the cellphone market, Gmail is out of beta after five years, Google’s Chrome browser is picking up market share, and the Google Chrome Operating System is on the way. The lightweight OS should run on Intel and ARM chips, be web centric, more secure, and free.
Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work.
My question is, how much longer will Apple tolerate the presence of Google CEO Eric Schmidt to be a member of Apple’s Board of Directors? Android competes with the iPhone. Chrome competes with Safari. Chrome OS competes with Mac OS X. Tom Krazit says Schmidt should go.