Chrome OS on the Verizon network? We would have speculated this even prior to TechCrunch reporting that some 3G UI testing is being done in Chromium OS that makes reference to Verizon in some of the documentation. Under Issue 3900 UI for 3G Connectivity which requires provisioning, connection management, usage management, billing & payments and cancellation we can see that the wireless company is referenced.
Last week, Google and Verizon jointly release an “agreement” on net neutrality. That’s quoted because the FCC may want to have a say on these matters as well. This is in addition to the fact that Verizon has seen a good amount of success with the Android platform. Remember, prior to having Google’s smartphone operating systemVerizon had been hawking crappy Windows phones that made time stand still they took so long to use.
But come on, 3G? I guess that means no 4G for Chrome OS this year. Verizon and AT&T are testing it, while Sprint and Clear have it available in select markets right now. Regardless, in order for Chrome OS to work, it’s got to be able to be consistenly connected, and that’s going to require the help of wireless carriers.