The Google Cube & GooOS
…or why Google is buying black fibre.
Larry Page, co-founder and president of products at Google, is holding the last keynote on the International CES in Las Vegas this Friday (Jan 6th, 4 pm local time) – and this keynote might just be one of the most interesting product unveilings ever.
Rumours say that Google is about to launch a dumb, network based computer called the Google Cube. The Google Cube will be a cheap, small box that needs to be connected to a server to be fully working – and that is probably why Google has been purchasing all that dark fiber for almost a year now.
The computer is based on a completely new OS, developed by Google of course. You do remember that Google has been recruiting lots of extremely skilled developers for a long time. They have been very busy building the new OS for the Google Cube and all applications around it. Jason Kottke has published a great visionary article about GooOS, the Google Operating System.
Imagine Google shipping out millions of cheap, small Google cubes (cost is rumoured to be under $200) – that instantly can be connected to your existing TV, computer, stereo or other systems you might have in your home. Existing problems with VoIP, IP-TV is solved instantly as long as you have a Google Cube and is hooked up on their dark fiber net. And this my friend, can be a revolution.
After the keynote on On Friday 4 pm we will know…stay tuned.
[Update!] Google has denied that they are moving into the PC segment: Google Passes on PCs [Light reading]
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