3D desktop coming to Chrome OS?

BumpTop, an application that turns your desktop from a 2D environment into a 3D workspace has been bought by Google, starting rumours that the company's Chrome OS due out later in the year will be getting a shiny new interface.

BumpTop, currently available to download for Mac and Windows users until the end of the week for free, will be phased out following the buyout the company has said.

"Today, we have a big announcement to make: we're excited to announce that we've been acquired by Google! This means that BumpTop (for both Windows and Mac) will no longer be available for sale. Additionally, no updates to the products are planned", said BumpTop on its website.

Many believe that the software will be the new backbone to Google's yet to be released Chrome OS due out at the end of the year.

Although Google has yet to confirm any further details other than it has bought the company, Chrome OS currently doesn't officially offer touch support, although many see it powering touchscreen tablets similar to the Apple iPad when it becomes available later this year.

The purchase of the software could change all that.

Using the application, users are able to pile up files, scatter them across the desktop and generally treat their computer screen like their desk. Other features include making the icons bigger and heavier so more important files are treated differently to others. 

What plans do you think Google has for the new software? Have you tried the software? Will you be downloading it before it disappears? Let us know in the comments below.



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