Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Jul 2009 14:03 UTC
Google Even though everyone's talking about it, fact of the matter is that Google's Chrome OS is currently nothing more than an internet announcement, with a supposed release date of somewhere in 2010. Google chief executive Eric Schmidt has now stated that netbooks running Chrome OS could appear as early as this year. In addition, Schmidt also talked about his position at Apple's board of directors.
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Hey, I didn't want to offend anyone.

All I wanted to say that most OEMs (most of them are asian atm) don't support their products with software updates. They only think short term until the product ships. You never get feature updates. Look at HTCs WinMo cells, they usually don't get new WinMo releases. Also look at most vendors of embedded Linux product. They don't work upstream because they operate only from one product to the next and don't care for shipped devices. I really hate that. Google did good with shipping Android 1.5 cupcake. Let's see how the support for HTCs new Android sense interface will be. My guess is that once they shipped old devices won't get new feature updates. Which sucks.

Or look at the whole Linux on the netbook desaster .. OK a lot of people wanted XP, but still the Linpus or Xandros shit they shipped sucked ass. A tuned version of Ubuntu with a nicer branded theme or something would have made much more sense.

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Johann Chua Member since:

Then just say OEMs. By specifying "Asian", you implied that non-Asian companies would be better.

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kragil Member since:

Well, how many netbooks are build outside of asia??

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