Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chrome OS = Vaporware?

Vaporware.  Computer Slang; a product, esp. software, that is promoted or marketed while it is still in development and that may never be produced.

This may sound blasphemous (especially with a British spelling).  On the other hand, if you listen to the last three minutes or so of the video below, you'll hear that when Google CEO Eric Schmidt is asked about when Chrome OS will be released.  He says the software will come out in a few months.  The reporter then asks when the next Android upgrade will come out, and he says in a few weeks . . .

Ah, well.  I'm confident Chrome OS will come out soon enough and that the sun will still rise, tomorrow (at least in China).  I was going to wait a long time before buying a Chrome OS device, anyway.  On the other hand, if Google does miss the holiday season, I imagine it will at least miss marginal sales to some (however, I imagine the most hardcore fanboys will wait to buy a new machines until the actual release, regardless).


Christy said...

Well, if they are ever late on future versions, just remember, breathe in and breathe out. And if all else fails, we can go and get a Yagoot! :)

Cougar Abogado said...

I'm concerned this may be an example of solving a spouse's problem through what we, ourselves, want . . . =D