New Year’s Chrome OS image release

Chrome OS USBHappy New Year to all of you! In order to celebrate the year 2010 contemporary I compiled a new Chrome OS release from the repository today. It works fine for USB drives. Unfortunately, on some machines, I’m experiencing problems running it in VirtualBox after conversion. Please try it yourself. The download size could be decreased to 175 MB. You can find the download link here: Chrome OS image file download.

Google branded Chrome OS netbook

Google Chrome LogoAfter details about Google offering a Google branded phone called Nexus One word is that they also come up with  their own Chrome OS netbook in 2010. According to TechCrunch, multiple sources report that the company already has issued an RFP (Request for Proposal) to a hardware manufacturer specifying details about the system. The document, however, hasn’t got public till now. It seems probable (also regarding costs) that the upcoming Google netbook will be 3G enabled and running on an NVIDIA Tegra platform using an ARM processor and a GeForce GPU which would make it very powerful and energy efficient at the same time.

Acer Chrome OS netbook

Acer LogoAcer plans to be the first hardware vendor to release a Chrome OS based netbook in 2010. Their goal is to sell at least one million devices this year. Till now, no technical specs have been released. Check back here for updates.

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Release date: 2010

Prices and availability

Not yet released.

Similar netbooks

None.