Google To Reveal Early Version Of Chrome OS

The search engine giant will reportedly provide more information about the progress that is being made on its thin operating system. Google will also likely conduct a few demos of the OS while providing technical background, TechCrunch reports.

Rumors began to circulate late last week that Google was preparing to launch an early, open-source version of its Chrome operating system this week with a full version of the OS expected in the second half of 2010.

Sundar Pichai, vice president of product management for Google, and Matthew Papakipos, engineering director for Google Chrome, will be speaking at the event -- scheduled to take place Wednesday at Google's Mountain View, Calif. headquarters, which will be followed by a question and answer session, according to TechCrunch.

Google revealed the Chrome OS in July, with the search engine company clearly setting its sights on Microsoft. According to the company, Chrome is designed to be lightweight, simple and secure. The OS was initially targeted at netbooks with Google slating Acer and Asus to be initial hardware partners for Chrome, but a desktop version will also be made available.

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