Chromium OS is an open-source project that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web. Google first announced Chrome OS, a cloud-focused operating system back in July last year. It looked a little unrealistic at that time, but now things seemed to have changed.
According to Chrome developer forums the current version of Chrome OS is labelled as a release candidate and a final version looks likely to be released by year-end. In a statement published on the TechCrunch site Google said: “We are very happy with the progress of Google Chrome OS and expect devices will be available later this year. We’ll have more details to share at launch.”
Google has so far said that Chrome OS will not be generally released for download but will be shipped on specific hardware devices from its partners.
For more information on Google Chromium Open Project, check this – http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os.
Technically, Chromium OS consists of three major components: The Chromium-based browser and the window manager, Firmware, System-level software and user-land services: the kernel, drivers, connection manager, and so on.