Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 21:34 UTC
Google "Google's Chrome Operating System launch has been delayed, and the platform won't be available to launch on netbooks for at least the 'next few months'. Google CEO Eric Schmidt revealed as much to reporters in a Q&A session at the Web 2.0 Summit Nov. 15, adding that the platform continues to be targeted for devices with a keyboard. Though he didn't provide a reason for the delay, he certainly shredded the rumor that there would be netbooks based on Google's Chrome Operating System launching this month."
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RE: Just drop it already
by Kroc on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 23:56 UTC in reply to "Just drop it already"
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It’s too early for an OS to be that dependent on the internet for a unreasonable price.

I’m certain people would pay for a netbook that "went from 0 to Facebook in five seconds". You have to understand that people’s $400, 2 GHz, 3 GB RAM PCs take an age to boot and get on the Internet because of the amount of crap on them. People will pay for less friction to get on the web.

That said, here £200 would be the maximum IMO for something like this. My guess is that Google is having confidence / price issues with their chosen OEMs. They’ve seen the iPad, they’re in panic mode, and ChromeOS isn’t maybe as compelling.

I can only hope that iPad envy doesn’t end up killing yet another product market before it’s born.

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