SAN FRANCISCO--Google expects Chrome OS to be a success. But it's chosen its terms for success very carefully.
Google shares with many of its rivals a natural, reasonable ambition to measure success by market penetration. This week at the Google I/O conference here, the company was quick to tout that there have been 100 million activations of Android devices, that 310 different Android devices have gone on sale so far, and that Android users have downloaded 4.5 billion apps to date.
Though data-obsessed Google doubtless will count how many Chromebooks are sold, that isn't the measurement … Read more