Google To Announce Chrome OS/Notebooks Today!
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for; Google will announce their $20 per month Chrome Notebook subscription service later on today. Alongside, a number of Chrome Notebooks will either be announced or showcased. It is now more than certain that Samsung will make a showing with their much talked about ‘ZGB’ and ‘Alex’ notebooks. Google is also set to announce the final timeline of Chrome OS‘ release whcih will likely see Chrome Notebooks going on sale as early as June this year.
Forbes also reported yesterday that they also have it on good authority that Google’s much talked about subscription based model for Chrome Notebooks will be unveiled in great detail today. The scheme aims to revolutionize how we have all viewed the purchase of high value electronics like computers. This model will be very much the same as mobile phone contracts; notebooks will come bundled with 3g/4g data plans and will be upgradable once every one or two years (just like mobile phones).
Google to take aim at students
Forbes goes on to explain how Google will pin all hopes on the student market by luring them in with their cheap subscription based notebook service:
Having students try out the product — at a price cheaper than buying a laptop for school — amounts to a shakedown cruise for the eventual product. If successful, it also seeds the market for future demand, as students move into the workforce with expectations of working in cloud-based systems.
These are indeed very exciting times for the whole industry, if Google is truly successful in this endeavour it is likely that they will make inroads to the business customers. A Google executive explained to Forbes that demand for Chrome OS and Google Apps from businesses is simply overwhelming; it seems that Google is confident that their new operating system will take off to a flying start:
Small and medium-sized businesses are banging on our doors to get something like this,
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