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Two Minute Video: Google’s Web-only Notebook, the Cr-48

Google’s web-only Chrome OS (operating system) will hit the consumer market next year, with several major manufacturers selling inexpensive notebooks that boot directly into a web browser–no desktop, no “Start Menu,” no “Dock,” just the web.

Until consumer products become available, Google has loaded Chrome OS onto a prototype …

Google Shows Off Secret New Android Phone

Google CEO Eric Schmidt took the hot seat at the Web 2.0 Summit yesterday, and wasted little time showing off his company’s next-generation “Nexus S” Android phone.

On the surface it appears to be a Samsung Galaxy S phone (which would explain the “S” moniker), while Schmidt demonstrated a built-in near field communications (NFC) …

Google Announces Browser-Based App Store

Citing the difficulty inherent in finding web-based applications, Google has announced its own web store, fittingly called the Chrome Web Store. It’ll feature one-click purchases tied to your Google account, and purchased browser-based applications will appear right on your Chrome start page.

During the keynote at its 2010 …

Acer to Show Off Chrome OS Computers in Early June?

VentureBeat is reporting that “Acer will launch Chrome OS devices at the Computex Taipei show, which will be held from June 1 to June 5.” That’s according to “multiple sources,” though it’s not to say that the “launch” will mean that the devices will be available for purchase in June. I have a feeling Acer won’t be the …

Google Chrome OS Tablet Cometh

Google can deny it all they want, but they are getting into the hardware business. It started with the Nexus One earlier this year and will continue with the Google Chrome OS netbook(s) that are slated to launch in Q4. And now we have the Google Chrome OS tablet.

Google’s Senior Software Engineer Glen Murphy posted a handful of …

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