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.