The CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, is talking about the new Chrome OS devices that are expected to arrive in early 2011. He is stating that the devices will be in the $300 to $400 range when they arrive. These devices are expected to bring cloud computing into our lives and will make the user Internet dependent.
Schmidt also stated that this will be the first new OS in 20 years to actually impact a market that has been dominated by Microsoft. In a recent interview it also states that:
But the Google CEO believes that Chrome OS could be the first new platform in 20 years to have an impact on a market dominated by Microsoft’s Windows, with Apple’s OSX a distant second.
“If you think about it there’s not been a new successful platform in this space for 20 years, and I’ve had a few failures along the way,” said Schmidt.
“If there’s anyone who understands how hard this stuff is then it’s me personally and the team we’ve assembled is very good.
“If you go back to what we are trying to do we are trying to develop a new set of platforms.”