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Chrome OS Partners: Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments

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Google is starting to respond to questions about the just announced Chrome operating system. In a short FAQ today they talked about cost and initial partners.

First of all, the software will be free, which was an easy assumption to make since it will be open source. Like Android, Google will not charge users or device manufacturers to use the Chrome OS.

Yesterday Google said they were already working with device manufacturers to roll out Chrome OS devices late next year. Today they announced at least some of those partners: Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments.

Acer and ASUS are the no. 1 and no. 2 netbook manufacturers worldwide. HP and Lenovo are also large netbook manufacturers. Freescale, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments are chip companies that Google is likely working with to ensure a good user experience. What I’d really like to know is if Google is working with these or any other partners to release products off the ARM or Atom processors. A desktop or even dual core laptop running Chrome OS would be a compelling device too.

Google is clearly aiming Chrome at Windows, and focusing less on battery management (Android’s strength) to focus on robust driver support. Users will not be happy unless they can plug any printer, camera, or other peripheral device into these computers and have them work properly.

The other focus is on speed, which is why Google is working so closely with the chip guys. This isn’t going to just be Linux with a browser bolted on. It will be (or should be) a compelling user experience with super fast boot and web surfing times.

  • http://www.stumpedia.com Luis Pereira

    What’s the revenue model for ChromeOS?

    • mrzod

      more users online = more eyeballs exposed to Adwords = more clicks = more revenue for Google

  • http://www.clearmix.com/ Hunter Acton

    Wow. Awesome line up!

  • http://www.clearmix.com/ Hunter Acton

    Wow. Awesome line up!

  • mrzod

    more users online = more eyeballs exposed to Adwords = more clicks = more revenue for Google

  • http://www.ramanean.com Ramanean

    Will Wait and Watch..rather than commenting on it now..

  • http://www.ramanean.com Ramanean

    Will Wait and Watch..rather than commenting on it now..

  • http:///www.andrewmager.com Andrew Mager

    Where is Dell?

  • http:///www.andrewmager.com Andrew Mager

    Where is Dell?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe_Dawson/501760832 Joe Dawson

    So when are they expected to release a teaser/demo?

    This is going to be so hyped… I’m going to start camping out for 2010 :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe_Dawson/501760832 Joe Dawson

    So when are they expected to release a teaser/demo?

    This is going to be so hyped… I’m going to start camping out for 2010 :)

  • Tie One On

    Intel and AMD are noticeably missing from this list, although it does not mean they are not in on the game, because it’s way early.

    Having ASUS and Acer lined up means Google is keen on riding the Taiwan Express on this journey.

  • Tie One On

    Intel and AMD are noticeably missing from this list, although it does not mean they are not in on the game, because it’s way early.

    Having ASUS and Acer lined up means Google is keen on riding the Taiwan Express on this journey.

  • http://askaround.me/ igniguy

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  • mrzod

    thats what im saying: you dont make an OS in < 10 yrs. It takes time for compatibility not only for devices but also the hardware (cpu, mobo, hdd, etc.)

    good luck Google! i hope you dont divert too much resources… who knows, YHOO might return!

  • mrzod

    thats what im saying: you dont make an OS in < 10 yrs. It takes time for compatibility not only for devices but also the hardware (cpu, mobo, hdd, etc.)

    good luck Google! i hope you dont divert too much resources… who knows, YHOO might return!

  • http://askaround.me/ igniguy

    printer, camera, what else? sure you don’t expect to do video editing on your netbook…

  • http://askaround.me/ igniguy

    printer, camera, what else? sure you don’t expect to do video editing on your netbook…

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