"So what's Google hiding? When asked, the company sent
InternetNews.com a statement that it would not comment on rumor and
speculation. But some Silicon Valley watchers think they know: the
long-rumored software-as-a-service-oriented Google OS.
""I think they could be working on an application
infrastructure, because an operating system really connotes the
stuff that makes the hardware and software talk to each other, and
they are not in that business," said Clay Ryder, president of The
""But as an infrastructure for building network apps, I would
think Google would be working on something like that," he
continued. "They've been rolling out more and more freebie apps and
I would think they would eventually want to make some money the old
fashioned way. It would make a lot of sense that they would want to
have a network app infrastructure that they could roll out most
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