The Google Chrome Web Store has apparently been delayed, according to a new report. While the Web Store launch was aimed at October, it has apparently been delayed until December.
Obviously, the October launch is not happening with just a few days left in the month and no word from Google.
Media Memo now says
that the most likely launch date is the first full week in December starting on the 6th. This is based on what the developers working on web apps for the store are saying.
There are some hoping that the store will land around mid-November, but the most likely date seems to be December.
It seems that the developers have lost faith in any set launch date since the Web Store has apparently been delayed a few times already. However, at least a public beta is expected to be available in December.
Google announced the Chrome Web Store earlier this year, at its Google I/O developers conference, and has said it will launch by the end of the year. In August, Google said at a games developers conference in Germany that the target date for the launch is October.
A delay wouldn't be much of a problem in itself, except maybe for the developers eager to make their applications available. However, the Chrome Web Store would complement Chrome OS perfectly.
Google's web-based operating system is expected to land next month. The plan is to have it available, along with devices from partners, in time for the holiday spending season.
Google can't afford to delay the launch of the OS and disturb the schedules of the hardware manufacturers. What's more Chrome OS appears to be shaping up nicely on its own.
Of course, Google could very well go ahead with the Chrome OS launch even if the Web Store is not available, but a store for web applications is a great selling point for Chrome OS devices.