The launch of a new Google Operating System that will boot in seven seconds, could be used by several automation Companies who are currently building new IP based management systems for lighting, distributed audio and device automation in the home.
The launch of a new Google Operating System that will boot in seven seconds is set to be used by several automation Companies who are currently building new IP based management systems for lighting, distributed audio and device automation.
Among the Companies researching the new Linux based Goole OS, are the likes of Control4 AMX and Crestron and in Australia Switch Automation.
The new operating systems which was revealed last week is primarily web based, with third party software developers now looking to deliver home based device and entertainment systems that work on an embedded chipset, via a browser or a Google Android based Smartphone.
The new software which will start up a computer as fast as a television can be turned on is set to be delivered to PC vendors next year. It will compete head on with Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s MAC OS.
Google said the software work’s faster on hardware accessing memory chips to store data instead of slower hard drives which is the way most notebooks and PC’s operate today.
Devices running Chrome OS will only be able to run Web applications and the user’s data will automatically be stored on the Web in a cloud computing environment.
“It’s basically a Web browsing machine,” said Altimeter Group analyst Charlene Li, referring to the netbooks powered by Chrome OS.
Sundar Pichai, vice-president of product management for Google’s Chrome OS, said that computers running Chrome OS will be able to start in less than seven seconds.
Google is currently working on two operating systems for different platforms. One is the Google Android for phones the other is the new Chrome OS. According to Google executives the two could potentially merge in the future.
It seems like Google wants to keep its options open as smart phones and computers may merge into another type device altogether in the future. According to Sundar Pichai, Google’s VP of product management, technology is reaching a “perfect storm” where computers are behaving like mobile phones and vice versa.