Another week, another Google product launch rumour — but this one’s a bit more notable than most. If TechCrunch’s source is correct, the first iteration of the operating system may be available for download within a week from today — but it would be far from a plug-and-play download.
Unless Google employees and/or hardware manufacturers have a little Manhattan Project–type camp set up, hardware support is likely to be specific to a few netbook or laptop models at first, and expanding out from there. We’d previously seen suggestions that Chrome OS on netbooks would appear this month, and Google itself has pegged Chrome’s release to the next month or so. Any which way, we’ll be eager to see what it actually looks and feels like. Let’s hear where you think Chrome OS will make its mark in the comments.