The Google Chrome OS event is now over, so now we can take a look at what we have learned. Two announcements that we knew were coming was a laptop running on the new OS, as well as the Web App Store. The thing that we will look at is the Google Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop, which we first assumed was going to be a netbook.
The Cr-48 is an unbranded Google laptop running the new Chrome OS, and will be known as a kind of public beta device. Remember that there will only be a limited supply of these laptops, so you need to apply to the program quickly. The main specs are as follows: 12.1-inch display, Qualcomm Gobi 3G chip, which is ideal for Verizon data and full size keyboard. However, the most impressive features are its 8-hour active use and 8 days of standby. For more details and photos visit Engadget.
Earlier today we covered 10 of the most wanted features from Google Chrome OS, and one of those was the Chrome Web Store, so we were not shocked when the search engine giant announced the service earlier today. User will have the choice of either free or paid apps.
Gregg Keizer from Computer World reports that the Web App Stores is currently only available for the U.S., the rest of the world will have to wait until some time in 2011. This is sure to start off the web browser app market, with Apple expected to follow shortly after with the Mac App Store.
What do you think of these latest announcements from Google?