Is Google Building an Operating System ?

The answer is yes. There are reasons to believe so. Google’s Android is not just a mobile phone operating system. In future, you can expect Andriod being developed as a Desktop Operating system based on Linux. So, next time when you see the question ” Is Google Creating an Operating system”, say “YES” ( poor Microsoft .. first they lost the web to Google, and this time, their Desktop is in Danger ).

Are you sure ?

Read the following.

Now, Matthaus Krzykowski and Daniel Hartmann, founders of the stealth startup Mobile-facts, have found that you can take Google’s smartphone operating system, Android, and use it as a desktop operating system.

In fact, the dauntless duo found that it took them only “about four hours of work to compile Android for the netbook. Having done so, we (Daniel Hartmann, that is) got the netbook fully up and running on it, with nearly all of the necessary hardware you’d want (including graphics, sound and the wireless card for internet) running.” In short, they found that Android was already a desktop operating system.

Full article here

So, in future, Google will domniate your Browser, and most of the things that you do on the web + Your Desktop, right from your Operating system …. well,  if you decide to use their OS.  ( If they make a good OS, why not, right ? ).

Cloud Computing and Google Operating system, a possibility ?

In coming days, you will see a lot of news about “Cloud Computing“. It is a technology which enables you to access your files from anywhere on the world, from any PC or Notebook computer, if connected to internet.

Cloud Computing is a paradigm in which information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily on clients that include desktops, entertainment centers, tablet computers, notebooks, wall computers, handhelds, sensors, monitors, etc.”

If you have noticed the way Google’s G phone works, you will understand this point better. Everything is linked to your google account. Whatever you store on your mobile, getsstored on the web too, ( for example, your calender on mobile is synced with the google calender,).  Read more here

Now,  think about it ….  (a) Google’s Andriod mobile operating system, is something that can be developed in to a operating system for PCs and Netbooks etc. (b) Andriod Mobile phone works almost similar to how Cloud Computing works. And that means, Google’s Operating system is going to use Cloud Computing a lot, and it will be Google’s advantage over others.

24 Comments

  1. That would be big news..dont you think !! thanks for sharing !!

  2. that will be nice..considering the fact that it would be made by a non drop out :)

  3. This seems to be an important development.

  4. It might or might not work. Remember, other than the google search and gmail, none of the products made by google have had any sort of mass acceptance.

    MS will retain its superiority for many more years to come. Linux, Mac, Android etc will chip into MS market share, but still MS will retain the majority.

    • I agree with you for the most of it.. but a product can loose it’s market if a better competitor comes in …. even you can make it big in the OS market if you make a better product that MS Windows.

      Windows has its dominance because for a long time, there were no competitors but, its time to change, or time to start that change … Linux is going to dominate the netbook market … if you have noticed.

  5. Cloud Computing is in doubt as the “industry expert” have not given it a green flag yet. Google making OS M$ should have seen this coming from far away I, only thing that will add salt be if OS is free.

  6. I think Google should focus on it’s niche as search engine provider, and branch. Not going into OS’s that are core MS market. There are always doubt about market acceptance. Nice post, and thanks for sharing this news :)

    • see, a company needs to keep growing … and for that, they need to find more areas of development and business opportunity. Google is trying to add Desktop computing also to their business area… and they will do this by integrating their existing technology and services….

  7. How long it will take to be in market……..??

    • the prediction that I found online is that, it will be on Netbooks by 2010.. so it will take more years to be on a pc or laptop .. but, who knows, Google may surprise us all some day !!

  8. Google’s Stock (GOOG) is at $325.67 which the 52 week low/high is $247.30/$659.96. Maybe now is the best time to purchase shares since this would shoot the ticker up.

    I had no clue that Google was going in this direction. Thanks for keeping us alert

  9. I am (almost) sure it would be more of a ‘full time internet dependant kinda OS’ well all the PCS are now connected to the internet most of the time.

    But the competition is gonna be heavy for Microsoft.

  10. Also how would you like adsense running on your desktop background, screensaver, mycomputer :)
    well if its free, I wouldnt care :D

  11. There is no doubt that the news is good and very interesting. The thing that I am thinking is, Will Google succeed in it. I mean I agree to the reply given by Philip.

  12. Great! I have been bored using Windows because its been since 1985

  13. its really big news and i believe if google make windows then no one gonna use Microsoft any more…

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