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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Just drop it already
by nt_jerkface on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 21:58 UTC
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

It's too early for an OS to be that dependent on the internet.

An Android netbook makes a lot more sense.

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RE: Just drop it already
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 22:02 in reply to "Just drop it already"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's too early for an OS to be that dependent on the internet.


Wow I agree with you.

Huh. There's a first for everything.

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RE[2]: Just drop it already
by Tuishimi on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 00:30 in reply to "RE: Just drop it already"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm not sure but... I think I just saw a pig fly by my window!

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RE: Just drop it already
by reez on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 22:31 in reply to "Just drop it already"
reez Member since:
2006-06-28

It's too early for an OS to be that dependent on the internet.


Maybe it can help making the internet more suitable for this. I just hope this won't result in an other stupid argument against net neutrality.

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RE: Just drop it already
by plague on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 23:15 in reply to "Just drop it already"
plague Member since:
2006-05-08

The Toshiba AC100 netbook runs Android on nVIDIA Tegra.

http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/home-ac10...

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RE[2]: Just drop it already
by viton on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 13:11 in reply to "RE: Just drop it already"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

The Toshiba AC100 netbook runs Android on nVIDIA Tegra.

I have one. Android is very immature. Mouse pointer sometimes freezes for a second. AC100 doesn't have touch screen, but applications lacks keyboard shortcuts, only BIG onscreen buttons. Very bad.

Two browsers available are equally crap-full.
Familiar keyboard actions doesn't work (like Shift-select / Ctrl+XCV)
!@#$%^&, etc are entered with ALT, not SHIFT.
Opera Mobile frequently ignores "submit" button while posting to forums - something is seriously broken here.

Youtube client doesn't work at all. It worked first time, but later something happens and it is dead now.

Not much of "innovation", but more a half-baked product.

Edited 2010-11-23 13:16 UTC

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RE: Just drop it already
by Kroc on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 23:56 in reply to "Just drop it already"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

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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RE[2]: Just drop it already
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 00:07 in reply to "RE: Just drop it already"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

They’ve seen the iPad, they’re in panic mode


Samsung just announced they sold 600000 Galaxy Tabs, running a version of Android not meant for tablets mind you, in one month. I don't think Google is panicking because of the iPad.

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RE[2]: Just drop it already
by nt_jerkface on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 00:18 in reply to "RE: Just drop it already"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I’m certain people would pay for a netbook that "went from 0 to Facebook in five seconds".


But that doesn't make Chrome OS a better fit over Android.

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