In an attempt to let users feel easier to find and set up programs within Chrome browser, the internet search leader Google has recently announced to open a Web applications store later this year.
In the conference held software programmers of Google, the online store was previewed be be ideally suited for the lightweight laptops called “netbooks” that will rely on an operating system revolving around the Chrome browser. Because, the netbooks running Chrome OS do not have hard drives, they need Internet access to run applications.
It is promised by Google that these inexpensive computers will hit the market in time for the holiday shopping season.
Google to debut Web app store later this year
However, the precise date of the opening of Google’s new app store is still kept in secret; they just claims that the store will be accessible to more than 70 million users of the Chrome browser before the end of the year. Prior to the Chrome store, an Android Store of Google has already been opened to serve a wide variety of smart phones.
In the conference held software programmers of Google, the online store was previewed be be ideally suited for the lightweight laptops called “netbooks” that will rely on an operating system revolving around the Chrome browser.
Another interesting news of Google is its intention to partner with Sony Corp., Intel Corp. and Logitech International to make it easier to search and view the Web on flat-panel televisions.
This upcoming kind of smart TV will be powered by Android OS and browse the Internet with Chrome browser.
Like the Apple Store which has had more than 12 million apps downloaded by iPad users, Google will offer free applications while other programs may charge a fee.
Also in the preview, Sports Illustrated magazine showed why people may want to download an app from Google’s store instead of visiting a website.
Using the Sports Illustrated app, users can enjoy the look of the print magazine with a variety of interactive features. More interesting, it is possible for users to rearrange the pages to suit their tastes, call up statistics and click on videos amplifying on subjects covered in the articles without leaving a page.
It is a common trend that all magazines and newspapers is strongly hoping that smart phones, tablet computers and other mobile gadgets will spur more sales of subscriptions and advertising to help offset dwindling revenue from print editions.
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