Monday, November 30, 2009

Google Empire is misunderstood

Google's Chrom OS was announced and a first look was available for download. Everybody thinks that Google is unstoppable and its taking over the world; the reality is that most of its products and solutions are misunderstood.

A perfect example is the operating system that they are launching. Google's OS (touted Chromium) is not a direct competitor to Windows or Apple's OS-X, as many people think. As a matter of fact, it is not even designed for being run on regular laptops and PCs. It is not targeting any chunk of the desktop and laptop market share, but rather new thin devices that don't exist yet - i.e. picture even more inexpensive netbooks and other embedded computers, or maybe even television sets.

The Wall Street Journal has a good explanation of it.

In the end, Google has many products and market adjacencies that seem to overlap. The EU is starting to pay attention to them.

Here's my quick first look at Google's Chromium OS