The “several sources” quoted by VentureBeat that said an Acer netbook running Google’s in-the-cloud Chrome operating system would be unveiled in a couple weeks have apparently been misinformed, according to Acer.
DigiTimes reports that the company “has no short-term plans for such a product” but that it will be following the development of the operating system very closely. While Chrome OS has been available to system builders for a while now, consumer devices running the operating system aren’t expected until later this year.
The upcoming Computex show in Taiwan (June 1-5) may find various companies showing off proof-of-concept machines running Chrome OS but, again, we’re not likely to see such machines for purchase until the holidays.
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