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"
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[3]: Just drop it already
by tyrione on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 21:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Just drop it already"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

"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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That's a world wide distribution.

Apple's iPad sold > 1 million, just in the US it's first month. Comparing 50+ countries and the US with multiple carriers per country, to just the US and AT&T is not brilliant.

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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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RE[3]: Just drop it already
by Kroc on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 01:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Just drop it already"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

One thing doesn't suit everybody. I don't like Android, it is every kind of sloppy half-arsed design and the browser doesn't begin to compare to a desktop browser.

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RE[3]: Just drop it already
by orestes on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 10:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Just drop it already"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Doesn't make it a worse fit either. I'm waiting to see how the fit and polish on shipping products feels before bashing.

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