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Google Animations Show Features of Chrome OS

Today was Google's big reveal of Chrome OS and its first notebook hardware. While the first actual retail products running Chrome OS won't hit in 2011, there will be a pilot program for testers to experience all that Google explains in the videos below.

For one, it's highly interesting how Chrome OS is completely aptly named since it basically exists entirely inside the browser. Of course, if your internet goes down, so does most of Chrome OS's functionality – which is why there is a built-in 3G connection.

Verizon will be providing the 3G services and there will be a free 100MB per month for two years, but Big Red will be happy to sell more extensive data plans for those who need more than that tiny amount.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.