Google appears to have determined to completely drop the house and rebrand its desktop working system to “ChromeOS.”
Replace: Google has gone forward with the rebrand, with the change showing in pre-release builds of Chrome OS.
For over ten years now, Google and its associate firms have provided laptops that run an working system that’s centered across the Google Chrome browser. These units had been, after all, dubbed “Chromebooks” – all one phrase. In the meantime, the system they run on has formally been “Chrome OS” – two phrases – although some locations it’s seen stylized as “chromeOS” (with a lowercase “c”).
Unsurprisingly, this has led to a minor little bit of confusion, or a minimum of inconsistency, within the Chrome OS group, with some folks together with the house and others not. Now it appears Google has determined to vary sides on this specific debate, in line with a newly posted code change. Whereas nonetheless a work-in-progress, in it, Google modifications roughly 1,000 cases of “Chrome OS” within the code – from textual content seen to Chromebook house owners to inner feedback solely seen by builders – to “ChromeOS.”
Based on the listed description, these “branding modifications” are supposed to “unify” the title throughout the board. If nothing else, this might deliver some a lot wanted consistency, although it stays to be seen how lengthy it would take for Google’s assorted documentation and official web sites to completely swap over to the brand new title. One other tweak taking place on the similar time is that the totally open supply model of the Chromebook software program may even be dropping the house, rebranding from “Chromium OS” to “ChromiumOS.”
Given the timing of the code change, it’s possible we received’t see this widespread rebranding of Chrome OS to “ChromeOS” till model 102, set to reach in late Might.
Replace 4/29: Over the previous few weeks, Google has continued to make progress on its “ChromeOS” rebrand, together with dividing the modifications right into a handful of smaller chunks [1, 2, 3, 4] which have since been accepted. Considerably humorously, Google in some locations refers back to the rebranding effort as “Chrome No Area OS” or “chromenospaceos.”
Furthermore, on latest builds of ChromeOS Canary, you may see the rebrand in impact with the standard cases of “Chrome OS” now showing as “ChromeOS.” The newest model of Canary is predicated on model 103, that means we must always see Google’s “reunified” ChromeOS branding arrive for all Chromebooks no later than the tip of June.
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