Google Chrome OS Coming on Samsung, Acer Netbooks in 2011

Computers running Google’s Chrome Operating system won’t

ship to consumers until the second half of 2011, with netbooks slated to come

from Samsung and Acer at that time.

Google is instead making unbranded, Chrome OS-based

netbooks available to qualified users, developers, schools and businesses who

want to test it and provide Google feedback on how the platform can be


Google officials made the announcements, along with the

launch of the Chrome Web Store, at an event in San Francisco Dec. 7. The news consistent

with Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s

assertion last month that Chrome OS machines were months from launch.

Google Chrome OS is the search engine’s ambitious move to

upend the traditional PC model cultivated by Microsoft Windows and Apple’s Mac

computers for the last few decades.

Chrome OS is the base platform for the Chrome Web

browser, which has more than 120 million users around the world.

For more, read the eWeek article: Google Chrome OS Samsung, Acer Netbooks Coming in 2011.

CIO Insight Staff
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