Google has announced in a press release on Tuesday 7 July that it will launch a operating system (OS), Chrome, for laptops and notebooks in 2010. The operating system is seen as a challenge to Microsoft. The key features of the system will be 'speed, simplicity and security'.
The new system will allow developers to use ordinary web development tools rather than a specialized development kit. According to Google press release the new OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get the browser onto the web in a few second.
The first notebooks running Chrome will be brought onto the market in the second half of 2010. Users will also be able to install Google Chrome in their PCs. Google Launched Chrome, a browser for windows in last fall.