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Intel: We Worked With Google on Chrome

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Intel has said that it worked with Google on the company’s Chrome OS.

Google Wednesday published a list of partners that it’s working with on Google Chrome. Google’s Sundar Pichai divulged the names of many companies it is working with for its just announced OS, but Intel wasn’t one of them.

Pichai mentioned that the list was not a complete one and said that those named were only ‘among others’ that were also collaborating with Google on the project. TG Daily today reports that an Intel representative has confirmed the company collaborated with Google on the project. Not only that, but the Intel-insider also said that the company is happy about Chrome.

"We have been privy to the project for some  time and we have worked with Google on a variety of projects, including this one,” said the representative. “We welcome Google's move here."

The news follows previous comments from Michael Chen, director of Intel's embedded sales group and ultra mobility group in Asia-Pacific. Chen said that the company wasn’t worried about Google’s rival to Moblin. "Our long-term goal is providing hardware for devices with different operating systems... more competition will drive up more innovations and that's good for consumers," he said, according to MorningStar.

With Chrome initially targeted at netbooks, with the vast majority of them packing some breed of Intel’s Atom processor, it’s easy to see why the company is so blasé about Google’s foray into the operating system market.


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    apache_lives , July 11, 2009 1:35 AM
    now if you could jam an open app store into this mix OS os and hardware we may just see an interesting platform develop
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    brendano257 , July 11, 2009 1:53 AM
    Now why would Intel do this? Other than stated reason...isn't Intel supposed to be developing Moblin for netbooks? Or did they can that? XD
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    alvine , July 11, 2009 2:03 AM
    im happy intel was in this since the os is mainly for netbooks and all netbooks have intel atoms in them.
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    one-shot , July 11, 2009 3:45 AM
    Google may be facing antitrust litigation in the near future and Intel has already dealt with antitrust suits. Maybe it's an exclusive club for companies that abuse their dominant market position to develop a new browser to combat the king of companies that abuse dominant market positions (Microsoft).
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    Anonymous , July 11, 2009 12:42 PM
    apache_lives, since it's based of a stripped down linux, there is a massive open app store already. where everything is free. :) 
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    blackthorne , July 11, 2009 2:35 PM
    Wow...Intel talking about competition being good. What a joke....
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    jhansonxi , July 11, 2009 3:17 PM
    brendano257Now why would Intel do this? Other than stated reason...isn't Intel supposed to be developing Moblin for netbooks? Or did they can that? XD
    With open-source applications one doesn't necessarily inhibit the other. They probably are sharing a lot of common development effort like power management and video drivers.
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    Anonymous , July 11, 2009 4:06 PM
    When can I have Window and Chrome simul-booted in my laptop?
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    WheelsOfConfusion , July 11, 2009 6:29 PM
    nofumble62When can I have Window and Chrome simul-booted in my laptop?

    Got an emulator? VMware, Virtualbox, Qemu, etc. ...
    But I think that would eliminate virtually all the advantages Google's aiming for, like fast boot times and low resource usage.
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    Anonymous , July 11, 2009 11:33 PM
    They couldn't finish Moblin, so they gave it to the Linux Foundation, who has pretty much assumed the entire project. I don't get the impression that the Linux Foundation cares too much about Moblin, I don't know when (if ever) they might actually finish it. I'm sure Intel played a pretty minimal role in Chrome, since google has plenty of world-class developers, I don't know why they're so determined to act like they know OSes...
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    anamaniac , July 12, 2009 5:19 AM
    alvineim happy intel was in this since the os is mainly for netbooks and all netbooks have intel atoms in them.


    Untrue.
    Ever heard if Via? You know, those cheaper than hell processors form a failing company? Via netbooks are as cheap as you're going to get though, so they do work.
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    jeep11 , July 12, 2009 6:04 PM
    alvineim happy intel was in this since the os is mainly for netbooks and all netbooks have intel atoms in them.

    Don't forget the Anthlon Neo
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    kartu , July 12, 2009 11:25 PM
    one-shotGoogle may be facing antitrust litigation in the near future and Intel has already dealt with antitrust suits. Maybe it's an exclusive club for companies that abuse their dominant market position to develop a new browser to combat the king of companies that abuse dominant market positions (Microsoft).

    QFT
    Don't get why people didn't like this post.
    Google has 90% of the (web search) market - ouch.

    Now on topic:
    First they "create" a browser, advertised for "each tab can crash independently", wow, good selling point.
    Next they "create" Android, which is Java - JIT (I still wonder how that performs) + "something".
    Next they "create OS" (thanks to Linus Torvalds, now I can also create one) centered around the gloroius "Chrome" browser.

    Hm, what is google up to?
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    tallguy1618 , July 13, 2009 5:57 AM
    I love the browser Chrome so hopefull the OS will be just as good
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    kartu , July 13, 2009 7:05 AM
    ASUS has "OS" like that shipped with their motherboards ^^ (included in BIOS). But they are nowhere near google at creating hypes out of nothing.
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    cerulean , July 13, 2009 5:53 PM
    blackthorneWow...Intel talking about competition being good. What a joke....


    Yes, I agree. Quite ironic that they're releasing statements about fair competition driving innovation when it seems that their goal lately is to crush their own competitors. I guess what they mean is that competition is good as long as it isn't THEIR competition and they benefit from it in the end.