There hasn’t been an official news release by Google for two months now. I’m wondering if this is a good or a bad sign. If it is really supposed to be released in 2010, why shouldn’t Google give some information on some of the features in late 2009?! They certainly would have to be in a quite advanced stage of development by now. Instead, by remaining silent, they made the rumor bomb go off during the past two months. Tons of potential features and screenshots flooded the web, resulting in a conglomerate of data about how people want Chrome OS to be. Well, knowing Google, I’d not be surprised if that was a form of planned marketing research and they had us working for them without even noticing it.
Well, guess what! Another set of screenshots appeared. This time they are released by Pete Cashmore of Mashable, who claims to have got them from an “unfamiliar source”. In the lower left corner of the screen you can see the text “Developers beta 0.1.15”. It seems to waste a lot of the screen size in the current setting though. Continue reading “Screenshots of Chrome OS again”
The makers of Chrome OS screenshots in the past weeks obviously gained imitators. I found another set of likely-fake screenshots on engadget.com. This time the authenticity is confirmed by a “genuine” Google Development Team sticker. The operating system is Google Chrome OS Alpha 1.01 and it looks like the Chrome browser with some extra tabs like “System” and “Recent Apps”. One thing I’m missing one these screenshots is the possibillity to actually start another program. Continue reading “More screenshots of Chrome OS”
The blogger community DownloadSquad shows first screenshots of Chrome OS on their website. The pictures are supposed to show the Alpha-version 0.2.5. They show the desktop and a “Google Browser 3.5 Beta”. In my opinion, it’s clearly a fake, but see it yourself. Continue reading “Screenshots of Chrome OS appeared”