In May 2011 Sundar Pichai, announced the launch of the Google Chrome OS research center in Taiwan. The operation now requires more staff and Google has plans to double the number of engineers in its research center this year, as part of the tech giant’s biggest recruitment project in the Taiwan.
The Chrome OS team located in that branch is playing a “key role” in the global development of the operating system, said Chien Lee-feng MD, Google Taiwan. He also said the center had become Google’s major research base for Chrome outside the United States.
Chien Lee-feng declined to reveal the number of engineers currently in Taiwan or for that matter; just how many more Google plans to recruit this year. He did reveal however, that the company is enthusiastic in its mission to find fresh graduates and experienced workers who have Linux-based developer skills. “We expect to see more highly diversified Chrome devices this year…there is still much room for our Chrome OS team to make progress, and I think the main target for this year is to make better products.” he said at a local press briefing.
This massive increase for the Chrome OS team is coming approximately three years after Google established the research and development center in Taiwan for Chrome OS. According to Google, the research center ethos differs from the standard notebook-manufacturing model, in that it aims to build a new operating ecosystem with Taiwan’s OEMs and ODMs.
The Chrome OS is based around Google’s popular browser Chrome. It offers an always-connected experience, which relies deeply on information and processing power from the cloud.
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