Analyst Report: Google Chrome OS: What to Expect

Analysis

Google is a success story like few others. A small company had good technology that became the de facto standard for web searching, and it was savvy enough to make a successful business model to leverage it. Google’s portfolio has grown substantially over the few years it has been operating, and it has been successful in most ventures it has undertaken.

A little over a year ago, the company entered the web browser game, a logical move for a totally web-based company. Google Chrome has not set the world on fire, but the big development effort has seen Chrome advance in capability at a rapid pace. Now, Google has taken the step to merge the cloud app business with the browser, and recently showed off its Chrome OS. Here’s a look at what it is and what to expect in the months ahead.

Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. The Netbook OS Landscape
  3. Introduction to Google Chrome OS
  4. Hardware Expectations
  5. Security Benefits of Chrome OS
  6. The Challenge for Chrome OS
  7. Key Takeaways
  8. About GigaOM Pro

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