Google to demo Chrome OS; Detail launch plans

The company is holding an event at its Mountain View campus. The event will be "a technical announcement," but Google will be showing a few demos as well as detailing its launch plans for next year.

Google on Thursday will give a technical update on its Chrome OS.

The company is holding an event at its Mountain View campus. The event will be "a technical announcement," but Google will be showing a few demos as well as detailing its launch plans for next year.

The Chrome OS is in its infancy, but there has been a lot of buzz around a potential launch. At the event, Sundar Pichai, Vice President of Product Management, and Matthew Papakipos, Engineering Director for Google Chrome OS, will be talking up reporters.

Garett Rogers has wondered if launching a bare bones preview of the Chrome OS is a concern. He noted:

The initial release of Chrome OS will likely be very bare-bones, bordering on useless — but depending on what kind of feedback they get, it may grow rapidly. The “release early and often” mantra adopted by many software companies that use agile practices can be extremely dangerous, however.

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