Google should not only drop Chrome OS – It should forget it ever developed it in the first place
I personally think that Chrome OS is the worst desktop/netbook operating system concept, well until Windows 8 but that is a different story. I personally don’t get why Chrome OS even exists with Android in the picture. The concept of Chrome OS that every application is now a web application and as Apple proved with the first iteration of the iPhone that is dead on arrival. Customers want feature rich apps that don’t necessarily need an internet connection and Chrome OS is basically internet connected web apps because all Chrome OS basically is a stripped down Linux OS with the Chrome Browser as the interface. Granted Google has made Docs, Gmail and Calendar offline for Chrome OS but everything else still requires an internet connection. Android does both feature rich local apps and utilizes the fantastic HTML 5 web application that Chrome OS utilizes. So why doesn’t Google just use Android as their one and only operating system? It works well on low end laptops and netbooks and it is starting to become a wonderful tablet OS.
We are now in the age that Apple calls the Post-PC era with devices like the iPad, iPhone and the endless range of Android devices which are out selling laptops and netbooks by leaps and bounds why invest any money in an operating system that really has no future in the consumer market?