As I mentioned back on April 1st (no I wasn’t kidding), there is a Google PC effort in the works. It appears that the effort to move the Android Operating System (OS) to the PC is in full swing. This time Google is directly involved.
Microsoft announced Bing last week and Google has made some efforts to bash it. You can read Matt Cutts Twitter feed to see what I mean. This might just be Google’s effort to steal the spotlight and put MSFT on their heels. Read more below about the Google OS / Android OS that is setting out to challenge the dominance of Microsoft.
To top it off, Google has also challenged Kindle at the e-Book game. You had to wonder why they were scanning all of those books. Is Google feeling threatened in it’s old age?
Google gets aggressive. In a direct challenge to Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG) is offering its free Android operating system for use on computers. Acer, the world’s second-largest laptop maker, will release an Android-run netbook by next quarter. Asustek Computer has also developed a model based on Android. Earlier this week, Google said it plans to launch a program to let publishers sell digital versions of their books directly to consumers, a move that would put Google in competition with Amazon (AMZN) and its e-reader Kindle.