Live From Google's Chrome OS Event

MG Siegler
Thursday, November 19, 2009; 8:05 AM

We're here today in Mountain View, CA at the Googleplex for an event during which Google is promising to give a lot of details about Chrome OS. This includes a full product rundown and details about the formal launch, which is expected to occur early next year.

Sundar Pichai, Google?s VP of Product Management and Matthew Papakipos, Google's Engineering Director for Google Chrome OS are speaking at the event. And there will be a Q&A session afterwards.

Below find our live notes (paraphrased):

SP: Welcome everyone. We're here today to talk about Google Chrome OS. We aren't launching it today and not beta today. But we've made progress. As of today the code will be completely open. We're excited to announce this.

Google Chrome is foundation of everything we're doing here. Why do Chrome. It's been a year. We just announced we're over 30 million users ¿ and now we're already over 40 million users. We focused on speed, simplicity, and security. It's 40% faster in JS than IE8.

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