Yesterday Engadget released a more complete list of the pricing details for the Samsung Series 5 and the Acer Chromebook devices in their various flavours. Each device comes in either wi-fi only or 3g and wi-fi versions. The Samsung Series 5 will come in two colours; white and black.
In all the excitment about Chrome Notebooks, very few have focussed on the possibility of Google pushing Chrome OS to the desktop. I remember a few months ago writing about my vision of Chrome OS working on the nettop plaform. It seems that I wasn’t too far off; Google unveiled today Samsung’s ‘Chromebox’ which will work as a none portable platform for their new operating system.
You remember the rumoured Acer ZGB Chrome Notebook that we reported about a few weeks ago? Well, It’s here! Today Google Unveiled the Acer Chromebook during the Google I/O developer conference in California. This device was showcased alongside the Samsung Series 5 Chrome Notebook. Both will go on sale on June 15th. Initially you will only be able to grab one of these from Best Buy or Amazon in the USA.
Folks, here are the glorious pictures of the just announced Samsung Chrome Notebook. It will be called the Samsung Series 5 And will sell for $429 (Wifi only version) and $499 (3g) respectively. The device will begin shipping on the 15th of June and will be on sale online from Best Buy and Amazon.
Yes! Google has announced two new netbooks from Samsung and Acer . These will be the first to market and will begin selling in June this year. Best Buy and Amazon will begin selling these devices online on the 15th of June.
It has just been announced at the I/O event (which is currently going on) that google has partnered with Rovio to bring the popular Angry Birds game to the Chrome Web Store. The App was built using webGL and it also supports Canvas. The game will also come in full HD on for users who have hardware acceleration in their browser!
The Tuesday session of Google I/O 2011 is underway and Google is gloating in the success of Chrome (Browser). According to Sundar Pichai (Product VP) the browser has now hit over 160 million active users. This is more that double the growth since Google I/O 2011 when the browser was at 70 million active users.
Yesterday Google released a ‘major’ update for Chrome OS which they hope will fix the trackpad issues that have plagued the CR-48 among other things. This brings Chrome OS to R10 (release 0.10.156.46). Here are the cool changes that you should expect to see:
Today Acer is is to have announced their plans to release the first ever Chrome OS powered device which is surprisingly a monitor (rather than the netbook we’ve all been expecting). It’s unsurprising though that Acer has been so quick to make this announcement as they have been agitating to be the first company on the market with a Chrome OS powered gizmo. The device will be called the DX241H and will go on sale latter on this year.
Since the release of the CR-48 for Google’s Chrome OS Beta it seems as if Chromium OS has simply been forgotten. All the news and hype has focused on Google’s new Chrome Notebook and how thousands of early adopters are getting to grips with it.
Google has (finally) formally acknowledged the recent ‘Spamgate’ which saw hundreds of emails inundating users’ accounts on Saturday morning. These emails were of-course to do with Google’s newly created CR-48 Group which according to them should have been released next week. Everything went topsy when a user discovered the group and started a chain reaction which lead to everyone in the Chrome OS Beta program receiving hundreds of unwanted emails.
We’ve all been waiting patiently for the next iteration of Hexxeh’s popular Chromium OS Builds. Hexxeh announced the planned release of Chromium OS Lime after the December 7 Chrome Event which saw the launch of the Chrome OS Beta program. Here’s an excerpt of a blog post be made on December 15th: