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Thursday July 9, 2009 10:11 pm
Google Announces Chrome OS Partners, includes Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo
Ever since the Google Chrome OS was announced, many have been wondering which partners would be working with Google to release new devices based on the ambitious operating system. As it turns out, Google is answering those questions, releasing a short list of partners that they’re working with.
Today, Google has announced that they’re partnering with Acer, Adobe, ASUS, FreeScale, Lenovo, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, QUALCOMM, Hewlett-Packard (HP.)
As you can see, Google is going straight to the top as it pertains to netbooks manufacturers. When talking about Acer and ASUS, you’re looking at the number one and number two netbook manufacturers in the world, respectively. HP and Lenovo are no slackers either. Looking at companies like Texas Instruments and Freescale, these are chip makers, and it’s obvious that Google wants to ensure that their Chrome OS works perfectly on their hardware.
Oh, and missing from that list? Companies like Dell. Oh, and of course, Apple.
It’ll be interesting to see how quickly Google can pull this all together. We’re not sure exactly how long they’ve been working on the chrome OS, but they’re saying they’ll have it shipping on devices by late 2010. That means getting device drivers in order, and working perfectly within the Chrome OS, so that any device the user plugs into one of these machines “just works.” Is it time for Google to get that old beta tag ready?
Read More | Google Chrome Blog
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