Details seem to have leaked out about a possible Acer netbook which is currently being bug tested with Chrome OS. According to Macles, this device appeared in the Chrome bug reports and was quickly taken down by Google a few months ago when speculation became rife.
Neowin reported some exciting news yesterday which most of us have been waiting to hear for the last year. Not only are they claiming that Chrome OS devices (probably netbooks to start off with) will begin shipping this June/July , they are also suggesting that Google will sell them on a subscription service:
Pocket-lint reported today that Google is on track to release Chrome OS this year in Q2. This should be some time in June or July. This of-course is news coming from what they call their ‘inside sources’; nevertheless if this is indeed true, Chrome OS development is going well.
Engadget recently revealed what they believe to be the 3D graphics chip that will power Chrome OS devices this summer. IT seems like the new chipset will feature a dual core (Cortex-A9) chip and will clock at 1.2ghz
Been a month since UPS dropped off Santa Google’s gift to me. How is now different from my early impressions posting? Mostly more of the same on a daily use level, but the ‘scene’ surrounding Chrome OS has gotten more interesting.
According to PocketNow, Archos is seeking a European trademark for the term ‘Gbook’. Yes – Gbook as in ‘Google Book’ (at least that’s what we’ve gathered) supposedly to position itself in the Chrome OS netbook market. This news seems to have sent a lot of excitement throughout the blogosphere as news starved Google fans cling to the hope that preparations for the Chrome OS release are well under way.
So here’s the thing. I’m on my second week using Chrome OS. Bug reports get filed as I find things that don’t seem right to me. Largely my experience is unchanged. Oh there are inconveniences and things I’d like, but short of gaming I’m reasonably happy with my head in The Cloud. I’m not a normal user though. I can’t drive. I have a hard time seeing print unless it’s blown up fairly large (or ‘smelling’ the text by having to get so close my nose is touching what I’m reading.) This is, I think, why Google accepted me into their pilot program.
Since the arrival of my CR-46 “Chromebook” my laptop has been suffering from abandonment issues.
On my laptop I am running a dual boot Windows 7/Linux Mint. I also have Jolicloud installed within Windows. I would like to explain a few things to my laptop (Lilith) and have chosen to do so in a letter:
In the last two days there has been an explosion of information about Google’s upcoming Chrome Operating System. This seems quite surreal as just a few weeks ago many bloggers on the internet were complaining about how starved of information we all were.
Here’s an early look at the CR-48 Chrome OS netbook (above). This video sums up Google’s keynote quite well. It’s short and sweet but over the next few days we will be bringing you even greater detail on what this device has to offer. As already mentioned in our previous article, this device will only be available for early adopter and beta testers. You may find out more here.
Today during the keynote event in California, Google’s VP Sundar Pichai announced that Chrome OS devices will begin retailing mid next year. He also announced that they are already partnering with companies such as Acer and Samsung who will be bringing a couple of devices to market.
It seems like the rumoured Google branded netbooks (speedbooks) are most probably real and are already being manufactured. This is news coming in from Engadget which seems to give credence to recent reports from Digitimes which suggest that Chrome OS netbooks are already rolling off the production lines.