Google Prepared To Show Off Chrome OS On December 7
Google began sending out invites for the upcoming Chrome OS event which will be held in San Francisco on December 7.
An invitation from the Chrome team
On December 7, you are invited to join us for an event in San Francisco, where we plan to share some exciting news about Chrome. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Chrome OS was originally unveiled by Google to the public for the first time in July last year. Chrome OS represents Google’s point of view of what an OS should be like in this day and age. It is an open source operating system, specifically designed for the netbook market to provide them fast experience using reduced boot and start up time. Speed, security, and simplicity are the main aspects of the Chrome OS.
As previously reported, the Atom-based, HTC manufactured Chrome OS netbook isn’t planned to be a mass market device. Instead, Google will only sell around 65,000 units to employees, friends, and family. A Google spokesperson previously confirmed that Chrome OS would indeed arrive this month, however it should be in beta – the final build won’t be available until Q1 2011.The press invitation also coincides with the recent launch of Chrome 8. It offers not only an in-browser PDF reader, but it also supports Web apps that will be available in Google’s upcoming Chrome Web Store. These same apps will play a major role in Chrome OS, so it’s highly expected that Google will at least demo the new service next week.
For those who can’t attend the event on Tuesday, you can catch it here. The big reveal will be kicking off at 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST. Stay tuned for more news and info on the topic by following us on Twitter and/or subscribing to our RSS feed.