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How Google Plans To Rule The Computing World Through Chrome

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    How Google plans to rule the computing world through Chrome ? Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Kevin C. Tofel - May 22, 2013

    SUMMARY: Are you ready for Google to take over the desktop? You'd better be if you use Chrome. With it, Google is making a play to rule the computing world as a back door to a new app economy.


    -- "If you've been paying attention lately, you'll see the signs of a significant disruption in computing. No, I'm not talking about mobile: That disruption already happened and we're in the midst of it playing out now as PC sales have become stagnant at best. Instead, it's within the browser: Google Chrome is the harbinger of change and through it, Google has huge potential to change computing once again.

    In fact, I'd go so far as to say, within a year, many of you will be using a Chromebook. Before you roll your eyes, let me add one caveat: That Chromebook won't be Google designed hardware; instead it will be on the Mac, Windows or Linux machine you have at that time. So it won't be a Google build device like my Chromebook Pixel is.

    Let's step back and I'll explain."
     
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    The article mentioned that Google is also working on implementing this on mobile. So that should mean that eventually this should be able to work on Google TV also -:)
     
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    Google's Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows | The Verge (click for full article)

    by Nathan Olivares-Giles - Sept. 5, 2013

    -- Today, on Chrome's fifth birthday, Google is announcing the rollout of what it's calling Chrome Apps. Don't feel bad if you're confused by the name. Chrome has been serving up web apps since 2010 when the Chrome Web Store opened up alongside the launch of the Chrome OS. Chrome Apps, however, are different than what's been offered before. They comprise Google's bid to elevate the browser into a true app platform - one that it thinks could one day be a legitimate rival to Windows, OS X, and someday iOS and even Android.


    The new apps look and behave much like the native apps you find on Windows and OS X. They're built using web technologies, but also with Chrome-specific code that means they won't be able to run on other web browsers - they're truly Chrome apps. A NEW CLASS OF APPSThey can exist outside of your browser window as distinct apps, work offline, and sync across devices and operating systems. They can also access your computer's GPU, storage, camera, ports, and Bluetooth connection. Chrome Apps are, for now, only available through Chrome on Windows or Chrome OS on a Chromebook. Mac users will have to wait another six weeks before their version of Chrome will be updated.


    The Chrome team tells The Verge that its rather ambitious goal is for Chrome Apps to be so polished and so powerful that users can't decipher between this new breed of apps and a regular old Windows apps. Chrome Apps are designed to help turn Chrome OS into a truly viable desktop OS instead of a de-facto second computer. "We want to make Chrome OS a full-fledged operating system," says Brian Rakowski, a Chrome VP. "We want to make sure there are no reasons it's not the right product for everyone."
     
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