Google To Launch It’s Own Chrome OS Netbook
Not content with only third party manufacturers making devices with their open source OS platforms, Google is rumored to be planning to bring out their own line of branded phones and netbooks.
This has been spreading as a rumor from a blogger who cites unknown sources within Google claiming this to be one of the major things coming from Google in 2010.
The first ever full scale OS from Google – the Chrome OS, is still under development. Half-baked versions of the OS have been sought by obscure Chinese companies (as we reported sometime back) but they are likely to have been denied already. It would be unwise for any company to release something so very anticipated in a state that is far from stable and fit for mass use.
Hence, the Chrome OS launch is still slated for next year but it looks like there will be at least one Google-branded netbook in the market that runs the Chrome OS exactly as Google intended it to be run.
Google is apparently in talks with a Chinese company who will be manufacturing both the mobile handset and the netbook, according to the blogger who reports this. It is not entirely too difficult for any company to make a phone these days, as long as they get at least one part right. For example, Android is in such high demand because there are great handsets makers but they need something as sophisticated as the iPhone OS to be taken seriously.
Google already has all the data they need and they have the software too. So commissioning another company to make the handset according to their specifications does sound like the next logical step.