Google talked up its undaunted plans for Chrome OS-powered netbooks almost a year ago and in addition as the holiday shopping season approaches, it appears less and in a degree likely the machines will ship this year.
And, as Hardware Central reports, steady if Google does manage to get the netbooks shipped this year it may not indefinite amount because the market has fallen in love with tablet PCs, distinctly the iPad, and there may not be enough reason for venture or consumer customers to give Google netbooks a shot.
Without providing a greater degree specific date or the vendors its working with, Google says it to this time plans to deliver the devices sometime this year.
“We are exceedingly happy with the progress of Chrome OS and expect devices power of determination be available later this year. Well have more details to part at launch,” a Google spokesman said in an email.
Is Googles aspiring plan to spark a new generation of netbooks powered by its Web-oriented Chrome OS in affliction?
Some analysts think so.
Google announced its netbook strategy at a highly publicized preview of its Chrome operating system November at the Googleplex. Google NASDAQ GOOG officials related the company was working with various select hardware makers to keep up a new line of “Pro” netbooks that would sport faster processors, bigger keyboards and Chrome OS instead of running Web applications and services.
While these netbooks are set to accept relatively limited storage, they primarily will depend on the cloud with respect to applications a very different model than the typical Windows netbook and notebook pattern where applications are stored locally. Google also said the Chrome OS would render certain the netbooks are more secure from malware and viruses than the current production, making them, potentially, especially appealing to IT buyers, though the be without of Microsoft Windows and related applications would be considered a negative in opposition to many.
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Google Chrome OS Netbooks Wait Till Next Year?