Dell, Austin, Texas computer godzilla, confirmed in an in interview last Monday that the company is coordinating with Google about using the upcoming Chrome OS on its laptops.
According to Reuters, Amit Midha, Dell’s president for greater China and South Asia, said the company “wanted to be the superior” when it comes to adopting and implementing latest innovations such as Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems.
Dell is not listed among the group of official Chrome OS supporters on Google’s Chrome OS pages, which include the company’s top competitors such as HP, Acer, Toshiba, and Lenovo.
The PC company interest in Google Android is not new within the technology industry, but it has to this point only played around with Chrome Operating System, stopping short of proclaiming there plans to release a product based on the software.
The news comes last week after the company unleashed their knout out punch on Microsoft, promoting its Ubuntu Linux-based products is more secured and efficient compare to the latest Windows 7. Now Dell is panning to use another effective option, turning to Google’s upcoming Linux-based OS which is scheduled to be release on the second half of 2010.
This is big a step forward of Dell, because the company laptops was powered by Microsoft Windows, and because of the enormous changes, it will be interesting to see how many computer manufacturers consider to shift in Chrome OS instead of Windows. Because of these modifications instead of installing a browser on Windows, Chrome OS will serve as primary browser and operating system at the same time. The Chrome OS will direct users on Google Docs instead of Microsoft Office, and on Gmail instead of Microsoft Outlook.
“There are going to be unique innovations coming up in the marketplace in two, three years, with a new form of computing, we want to be on that forefront,” Amit Midha said o his previous interview “So with Chrome or Android or anything like that we want to be one of the leaders.”
The two gigantic company, Dell and Google, have already established a positive business relationships in working on a number of devices, so Chrome OS laptops is not a huge issue for both comapnies. Earlier this year, Dell released the Aero, first Dell smartphone, to the U.S. which runs on Android. Dell cemented its foothold in the smartphone market late last year with the release of Mini 3 in China.