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Chrome OS notebooks coming this month?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Nov 2010 21:19 User comments (3)

Chrome OS notebooks coming this month? Digitimes is reporting this week that global vendors are expected to begin selling netbooks and notebooks running the Google Chrome OS starting later this month.
Furthermore, Google will also launch its own Google-branded Chrome OS notebook, following a strategy similar to their launch of the Nexus One smartphone earlier this year.

The sources of the report are component makers in Taiwan.

Google's branded device will be manufactured by Inventec with 70,000 expected to ship at launch. The Google Chrome OS notebook will run on "an ARM-based platform" and Google will not sell it through retail channels.

After Google's initial launch, Acer and HP will launch Chrome OS notebooks in late December. ASUS is said to be watching the market before entering.

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3 user comments

12.11.2010 22:02

Just curious, is "an ARM-based platform" a good thing or a bad thing?


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22.11.2010 22:05

I don't know how this one will play out. Companies are already starting to round out a few tablets round Google's android OS. Now Google is about to round on Chrome OS for tablets it might be a difficult. Since Chrome OS is based on being a cloud OS device it make not be seeing great sales figures, unless so reports that I read stating that apps won't be installed on the devices. I think I read somewhere else that apps with be installed on the device so that it won't be cloud dependent. If it is cloud dependent it will be a bust.

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32.11.2010 22:48

The Chrome OS will tie in to the Android Market, it will run Android apps natively. Whats more Google will have total control of there OS, meaning if a HSA partner wants to release a Chrome OS device, Google wiull have the final say of the look and feel. Google wants to clap down on UI fragmentation.
Aside from all this I can tell you the Chrome UI is very polished and will surprise some by It's interface. In my opinion Chrome OS will make Apples iPad look and feel like a calculator. Google has put together something special here.

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