Chrome OS dev channel gains Quickoffice powers, lets users edit native Excel and Word files
I covered this in depth in a previous post:
Google Chromebook Under $300 Defies PC Market With Growth
You may see what appear to be conflicting stats from NetApplications... they do not count usage, but rather users. For example, they would count me as an IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome user. However 99% of my usage is in Chrome.
StatCounter: Google Chrome is dominating the browser industry
Google is definitely a different sort of company... sometimes good, sometimes bad. It does explain why Google Docs is used mainly by smaller businesses.
Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does
This is an affirmation of the previous article:
An Excellent Explanation Of Why Google Works Like Google Does
Chromium Blog: Richer access to Google services and better OS integration in Chrome packaged apps
The trade press seems to be catching on to packaged apps at last, below is a sampling:
New Chrome feature frees Web apps from the browser | Internet & Media - CNET News
Chrome Packaged Apps gaining Android powers | Internet & Media - CNET News
These new features give Chrome Packaged Apps a more native-like app boost — Tech News and Analysis
Chrome packaged apps power up, snag enhanced iTunes and Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities | PCWorld
Google Rolls Out Next-Gen Chrome Browser-Based Packaged Apps | Sci-Tech Today