The concept of Chrome OS is to eschew files completely. The problem with that is many of us still have to get those legacy files to the cloud first. It’s expected that in order for Chrome OS to be a success this type of data transfer is going to have to occur, and one of the most file-intensive services that Google has is the photo site Picasa.
So what a surprise that it is when someone comes across a Picasa uploader extension that appears to be for some testing in the Chrome Web Store?
As indicated in the bottom here, this extension is “Not for general use. This is for testing only”. Seems that if it was for testing that Google would keep this out of the Chrome Web Store and just use it internally. Unless we’re getting really close to a commercial launch, which could be announced next week at Google I/O.
For Picasa to be successful on Chrome OS devices, it needs to have an easy method of uploading photos into the service. Having an extension do that when a Chrome OS laptop is using the service serves that need perfectly – and evidence that it might not be long before one can pick up one of these devices at a store. Or a vending machine.
What other Google services might benefit from having a special extension for Chrome OS use?
UPDATE: This extension is automatically appearing in Cr-48s.
via Cougar Abogado