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Report: Google to Design Chrome OS Netbook

TechCrunch cites a Q&A during which Google said it was working with a whole bunch of manufacturers who were interested in the Chrome OS. Among them are Acer, Lenovo, HP and Qualcomm.

A direct quote for those interested:

"The Google Chrome OS team is currently working with a number of technology companies to design and build devices that deliver an extraordinary end user experience. Among others, these companies include Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba."

TC then cites multiple sources who claim the search giant has been talking to at least one hardware manufacturer about building a netbook for Google directly. Arrington writes, "As in Google gave the company a request for proposal with quite detailed technical specifications and has begun discussions on building it."

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  • deadlockedworld
    Now THIS I think google would be good at! Noone does seamless web applications like google--if it used all google cloud components it would beat out any other netbook...
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  • BallistaMan
    One step closer to having a single-spec Google terminal for all of their cloud stuff.
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  • gekko668
    Look like Google wants a slice of that netbook pie.
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  • Hmmm... given their relationships with newspapers and maybe they could get in bed with the magazines... they should think about a tablet. It's a shame they lost out on the battle with Apple over Lala.
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  • Socnom
    Would this change the way the phrase "Google it!" is used?
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  • If it's ARM then count me in.
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  • lejay
    kmieciuIf it's ARM then count me in."Freescale, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments"
    I'll stick my neck out and say it's ARM ;).
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  • Bolbi
    Nope. Win7 for me...
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  • Transmaniacon
    Make this and sell it for $99, to just run the Google Chrome OS, you need pretty minimum specs. Low powered components means less power consumption and longer battery life. I would buy one for $99 and it would be a great tool.
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  • Transmaniacon
    ^ They could do it to because there would be no added cost from software licenses.
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