Google To Launch Branded Netbook?

Posted: Dec 17 2009, 9:40am CST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 7:59am CDT, in Rumors | Rumors


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Until very recently, most of us thought the idea of Google designed-and-branded gadgets was a little far-fetched. Then the Nexus One started to leak out all over the place, causing us to re-evaluate our map of the industry. Apparently, the folks at Google enjoyed the experience of designing the Nexus One. According to TechCrunch they're hard at work building another awesome gadget. This new one is a netbook. There aren't any screenshots of it yet, because the product still doesn't quite exist. The launch goal is set to be around Holiday 2010, so Google's got plenty of time on their hands to get it right. We've known for a while that Google planned on working with several companies to help them put out Chrome OS netbooks, but this project goes a step beyond that. Google has apparently designed their own netbook from the ground up.They submitted an RFP with detailed design instructions to a manufacturer. TechCrunch believes that this netbook will pack either an ARM CPU, or a Tegra Chip. This will be a high performance, low-cost netbook sold directly by Google through their website. Sounds like a great holiday gift to me. There's been no official confirmation of this yet, but this definitely sounds like something Google would do. They have a very tight, specific vision for both Android and Chrome OS. While no 3rd party manufacturer is ever going to get that vision down exactly right, Google themselves can. The Nexus One may have just been the first step down a long road of Google devices.

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