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Google Chrome OS netbook coming?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Dec 2009 12:59 User comments (4)

Google Chrome OS netbook coming? It appears that the Google Nexus One smartphone may not be the only wild card the search engine giant has up its sleeve as the Washington Post is reporting that the company is creating a Chrome OS Netbook as well.
The sources say that Google is actively in talks with one hardware manufacturer about building a Google netbook, built directly to the specifications of the company. The company has even been given an RFP (request for proposal).

The netbook, if true, would hit for the 2010 holiday season and would be sold directly by Google. There will also be mobile connections, meaning it may be available with subsidy from AT&T or other carriers.

The WP article speculates that Google will move away from the Intel Atom processors found in most current netbooks and instead move to an ARM CPU, possibly the extremely powerful and not-energy-hungry Nvidia Tegra.

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4 user comments

117.12.2009 18:19

No Connection No OS, great.

217.12.2009 21:34

We will just have to watch this space and see how this goes.

317.12.2009 22:54

To google: It is bad enough that you are selling anetbook that will need to be hacked to make it run a good OS...please don't stick some ARM chip in there; it isn't a cell phone.

428.12.2009 16:00

You'll have to remember this is really an Internet appliance more so than a netbook, so the ARM CPU will be a good choice. Just hope they don't get stingy with RAM and the GPU.

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