Search engine giant Google has announced that it is working with major computer brands on its Chrome operating system and that it will release the OS to open-source later in 2010.

In a blog post, the company responded to queries received about previous posts on Chrome OS, confirming that the new operating system will be an open-source project and be free for anyone to use at no cost.

The company also confirmed it is working with a wide range of top-tier computer companies aimed at improving the useability and design of computing devices. Those companies include Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba.

Finally, it addressed the interest of developers outlining locations around the world where developer jobs in relation to Chrome OS are going with locations in the US, UK, Japan and Russia.

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