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Google Announces Chrome OS Partners

The list includes computer manufacturers like HP and Asus, as well as the likes of Adobe and Freescale. Check out the list of companies Google has published below:

  • Acer
  • Adobe
  • ASUS
  • Freescale
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Lenovo
  • Qualcomm
  • Texas Instruments
  • Toshiba.

Google’s Sundar Pichai wrote in the company’s blog that the list of companies published is not the full list of Chrome OS partners, so we’ll likely see more names added as time goes on. We’ll try to keep this list as up to date as possible and add new companies as they’re announced.

Because the Chrome OS is going to initially be targeted at netbooks (and because nearly every computer company under the sun has a netbook in its lineup), we’re betting the list of partners is going to get pretty lengthy as we near the 2H 2010 period that Google has ear-marked for the Chrome OS’s release.

  • sstym
    Odd thing that Dell is not in that list. Are they getting a special deal with Microsoft to implement a netbook- optimized version of 7 on their minis?
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  • sn4re
    Check out the list of companies below Google has publish below.
    Looks like you lost your train of thought there :)
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  • freak77power
    Since it's Linux based it is going to fail. It will be out there just like Google Desktop Search bar but nobody is going to use it.

    Problems with Linux: No Gaming, Limited Hardware Support. It simply doesn't work for average Joe which represents 98% of the PC market.
    Google will get user friendly UI on top of it, i am sure of it. Since it will run web based google apps, i have new for Google. It's not gonna work in dial up areas.
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  • freak77power
    Infact Ubunty already did what Google is trying to do, but i guess has no that Google sticker on it. It reminds me of President Obama syndrom and election when a lot of people thought they will become 'rich' when President Obama gets elected.
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  • yourtechsupport
    @freak77power

    Yes. All those EEEpcs and AcerOnes and HPminis I see people bringing to LAN parties to play Starcraft and Crysis deathmatches.

    Also, Google make webmail hip. They might be able to give Winders a run for it's money.
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  • yourtechsupport
    Damn. My kingdom for an edit button.

    It's probably not going to singlehandedly crush Windows or OS-X. But I can see something like this dominating netbooks and MIDs.
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  • juvealert
    I would only shift to a linux OS if linux is cappable in running microsoft windows games
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  • coopchennick
    freak77powerSince it's Linux based it is going to fail. It will be out there just like Google Desktop Search bar but nobody is going to use it.Problems with Linux: No Gaming, Limited Hardware Support. It simply doesn't work for average Joe which represents 98% of the PC market.Google will get user friendly UI on top of it, i am sure of it. Since it will run web based google apps, i have new for Google. It's not gonna work in dial up areas.Nobody is using a netbook for gaming. This OS isn't intended for high end desk tops. It's for the already feature-limited netbooks.

    I'm not sure comparing an OS to a search bar is quite valid.

    Personally I think Google will do a good job with what this is intended to do.
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  • stormcrow2121
    @sstym

    Dell has already been under litigation for making illegal exclusive deals with Intel, I'm sure it's not hard to imagine them with tight contract bindings with Microsoft as well.
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  • trinix
    The systems they are targeting on first won't have games like Crysis or Starcraft II on it, so it won't matter if they can play it on that os or not. Also hardware shouldn't be a problem if it's in a netbook, as how many times would you replace parts rather than just buy a new one?

    Until the netbook replaces laptops or pc's for gaming and start to require or allow switching hardware easy and cheap, I don't see an issue with a google OS.

    Of course their 2nd plan is to target the desktop too and that's where they will run into problems. To drive out windows from most peoples computers, they will need to have some way to play games and switch hardware without problems and an easy way to deal with it.

    They do have the name to do it, but if it really will happen, it depends on all the gaming companies and the willingness to make games for googleOS.
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