The final stable version of Chrome OS could be out this November. TechCrunch has reported that developers are already testing the Chrome OS Release Candidate (RC), which means Google may finally announce the finished product no later than next month.
As some of you may remember, Chrome OS was introduced with a bang almost a year ago. But after it, Google has been silent and didn't give us enough update regarding the development of this much-awaited cloud-centric operating system.
Several posts from a Google employee have been spotted at Chrome OS Code site that indicates a November 11 release date. In response to a question about a specific feature, the employee wrote, “we will push this after November 11". The date was mentioned again on his or her other post.
There are several hints that Google Chrome OS is on the horizon. One is the Chrome Web Store that will be launched this October. There is also the rumored Google tablet computer that may also be released in November. Lastly, developers are now busy working on the screensavers, login screens, highlight colors, and other user interface elements, which is a telltale sign that most of the important under-the-hood features are pretty much done.
TechCrunch has contacted Google for comments and here is their response:
“We are very happy with the progress of Google Chrome OS and expect devices will be available later this year. We’ll have more details to share at launch.”
This is pretty exciting news because I think Chrome OS is one of the keys to Linux world domination. I can't wait to get my hands on Chrome OS and probably the Google tablet computer.