Chrome OS, Google’s Linux-based working system for its Chromebook units, has been round for greater than a decade, however the firm has made a small however notable branding change: it’s now referred to as ChromeOS, with no area in between. James Croom, Google’s senior director of selling for ChromeOS, confirmed the change to The Verge.
You’ll be able to see the change for your self throughout Google’s ChromeOS dev web page (although the official brand on the high seems to have a lowercase c.)
The change hasn’t rolled out in all places simply but. On this ChromeOS web page on Google’s Chromebook website, for instance, Google nonetheless spells the working system as two separate phrases. In response to Croom, the corporate is conscious the change isn’t mirrored in all places however is working towards making it seem extra persistently, so it appears like the brand new ChromeOS branding might be converted ultimately.
I do know this isn’t the largest deal on this planet, however we right here at The Verge love to take a look at branding and logos. Apple way back moved its working methods to the “thingOS” branding, and I’m questioning if Google may do one thing comparable. Put on OS nonetheless has an area — possibly Google will drop it in favor of WearOS when the Pixel Watch launches this fall? I’m additionally going to write down the phrase “AndroidOS” in order that we will collectively manifest it into existence. Or higher but, “FuchsiaOS.”
I’m kidding (largely) with these final two, and we don’t have any indication that Google plans to vary something however ChromeOS. However if you happen to’ve gotten used to writing Chrome OS with that area, it’s formally time to cease.