Google has rocked my world *snigger*
I, like many people actually live a fairly Google free life, I use them for search now and again ... and that's it!
I can't see an OS gaining any more cred than their mobile phone OS and even if they did it would be in Beta for 5 years.
Geez! get a grip people, Google is a hype engine.
I think you may be underestimating this.
On the other hand it's far too soon to say much at this point. As for using Google services, I've always been a fan and never fathomed the scare factor of having targetted advertisements with emails. If anything, then the whole notion of hosted data should
be considered evil, not the idea of mechanically targetted advertisements. Nonsense.
Now that said, Microsoft has been dragging me their way with Mesh, SkyDrive and Live services. It still doesn't feel quite as integrated as it could be - in particular Mesh and SkyDrive, but it's quite nice as it is. One thing that might be very nice is
a zero-cost "common" file storage - using hashes to "socialize" storage costs for many files - which might actually be what is done already, given that SkyDrive has a generous 25 GB free space.
As for the browser. Well it is an intriguing idea, but what is perhaps most intriguing is the way it must lead to a more aggressive investment into browser infrastructure (WebKit, V8, ...) and maybe new proposals for recommendations - maybe cleaner architechtures
and APIs. We'll see.