Google says Chrome will only be incorporated into laptops for now
Google will keep its Chrome operating system oriented towards laptops and, according to a senior executive, there are no immediate plans for the new operating system to be available on tablets or for it to merge with its popular Android smartphone software.
Google has been making aggressive inroads into the field of PC operating systems, dominated by Microsoft, whose Windows operating system is found on 90% of the world's computers.
Google has seen the number of Chrome users double over the past year to about 160 million, Sundar Pichai, Google's vice president for Chrome, said at a press conference Tuesday at the Computex PC show. in Taipei.
Internet-based PC notebooks, made by Samsung Electronics and Acer using Chrome, will go on sale in June, challenging Microsoft and Apple.
With a number of OEMs still small, Google has created a Chrome hub in Taiwan, hoping to involve more partners from the region, Pichai said, declining to elaborate.
The basic operating system is essentially a web browser that directs users to applications such as email and spreadsheets directly on the Internet, rather than using software stored on the PC.
Some analysts pointed out that it will be some time before Chrome can revolutionize the world of PCs in the same way that Google's Android operating system revolutionized that of mobile devices.