Chrome OS industry partners revealed

Only one day after the official announcement of Google’s new operating system Chrome OS the company discloses its industry partners. In a short FAQ article Google reveals their cooperation with the following companies (among others): Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba. I’m sure you aren’t surprised there are many netbook manufacturers among them, as Chrome OS is designed to run on low-performance machines.

Additionally, Google gives notice of open sourcing the code later this year. I’m really looking forward to seeing the code. I wonder if Chrome OS “phones home” as frequently as the Chrome browser does. But, in contrast to the browser, removing that shouldn’t be a problem in an open source software. What do you think about it? Please leave a reply!

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