Google Chrome OS Notebook Launching this Month?
Google promised that its ultra-lightweight operating system, Chrome OS, would debut sometime at the end of this year. A new rumor indicates the first notebooks with Chrome OS could go on sale this month.
DigiTimes reports that Google itself will sell the first Chrome OS notebooks , much like the company did with the Nexus One Android smartphone. The Google device will be manufactured by Inventec and debut this month, according to industry sources.
The same sources said that PC manufacturers Acer and Hewlett-Packard will release similar laptops in December.
Chrome OS will be different from current notebook operating systems in that it's basically just a browser. Users take advantage of Web apps to complete tasks instead of using software installed on the machine. Chrome OS also makes room for apps to be used directly on the machine, though.