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Google is planning to spin out its browser-based Chrome OS "operating system" in the "late fall" of 2010, according to a Mountain View wonk.

Sundar Pichai, who was speaking at the Computex show yesterday, said the company's Windows rival would arrive later this year. However, Google's product management veep didn't nail a specific date.

That's pretty much sticking to what Google has already confirmed about when Chrome OS will be released.

As we reported last month, the ad broker unleashed a preliminary software development kit for Native Client, its native-code browser plug-in.

Google has said that Native Client will be an "important part" of its Chrome OS, which is set to debut on x86 and ARM netbooks by the end of the year.

The original research version of native Client ran on x86-32, and recently Google introduced versions that runs on x86-64 and ARM. The firm said Native Client executables run at about 97 per cent of the speed of unmodified native code.

The company announced it was releasing an operating system initially for netbooks in July 2009. Google said at the time that Chrome OS would land in the second half of this year. ®

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