Since its inception in 2011, Chrome OS has carried a stigma that it is nothing more than a glorified browser housed in “cheap” hardware. If you’re a fan of this site or Chromebooks in general, you know this to be a complete fallacy. Chrome OS is capable of so much more than just surfing the web and earlier this week Google sent out a friendly reminder of this fact.
Monday, Google launched a new video on their official YouTube channel title “Chromebook Myths.” The fifty-two second video addresses some of the most common misconceptions about our favorite devices. Check it below if you haven’t had a chance.
Google points out the usual suspects from the naysayers such as lack of storage, inability to run applications and Chromebooks being unable to run offline. Again and again we have seen that Chrome OS is capable of doing all of this and so much more.
We aren’t blind sheep, though, We’re fully aware that there are some things that Chrome OS doesn’t do well or can’t do at all. Windows applications? Can’t do that. You know what? Companies like VMware are providing a way to make that problem obsolete. Virtual desktops on Chrome OS are a great indicator that Google’s operating system has matured into a full-fledged competitor for its much older adversaries.
Combine this with the developmental and marketing collaboration of companies like Samsung, ASUS and HP, you can be assured that Google is behind the future of Chromebooks 110%. Despite the delays, Android on Chrome OS is almost ready for its debut and developers have committed to creating harmony with the two operating systems in one ecosystem.
We will see the release of Chrome OS 59 in just a couple of weeks and in a few short days the Samsung Chromebook Pro will be available to the public. With Android Apps in tow and the first glimpse of Android N in the Stable channel, Chromebooks are about to find themselves poised to make a huge impression in the consumer market.
We look forward to what’s next for Chrome OS. We love doing what we do and this is only the beginning.