Word out of Engadget is that Google is making it rain at the 2011 Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. But watch your head – these aren’t dollar bills being thrown in the air, but gadgets running Google’s latest operating systems.
Google Chrome isn’t quite ready for prime time, but I count Google’s new OS as a genuine Christmas miracle. My in-laws came to visit for a couple of weeks and needed a laptop during their stay. As I’ve mentioned before, they’re not the most computer savvy people and can be extremely frustrating to support them […]
We’ve already covered the benefits of Chrome OS and cloud computing extensively. But as you can guess by the title of this article, this article is going to have a negative tone. I’ve been playing with the Chrome Cr-48 for a week now. While there are many features that are cool in theory, I don’t think […]
Last night FedEx dropped off Google’s first Chrome OS notebook. The Cr-48 isn’t going to be sold to consumers, but the story here is software, not hardware. Manufacturers like Acer will likely mix things up in 2011, but for now we have a pretty straight forward device in terms of hardware and software. This is […]
FedEx just dropped off my Google Chrome notebook. The Google Chrome notebook (Cr-48) probably won’t turn any heads. It’s plain black and void of any branding. Here’s a quick video unboxing of the thing. Google really built up my expectations at the Google Chrome event on Tuesday and so far I’m impressed. Setup took less […]
Avram Piltch from Laptop Mag got a little creative and wrote what Dr. Seuss presumably would’ve written about Google Chrome OS if he were still alive and if he covered tech rather than children’s books. Here’s a sampling of How the Schmidt Stole Christmas With Chrome OS Read more: http://blog.laptopmag.com/how-the-schmidt-stole-christmas-with-chrome-os#ixzz17ZF2OD8a All your mail and docs […]
Google’s adventures with Chrome OS include a large pilot program that I’m sure many applied for. Those lucky enough to get into the program will receive a netbook/notebook with Chrome OS installed to do testing on and provide feedback. While I can’t say this is the number of applicants who will be lucky enough to […]
Google’s big announcements about its Chrome Browser, the Chrome Web Store and Chrome OS certainly captured a lot of attention including mine. Nothing Google does can be taken lightly when it comes to mobile computing. In fact, the promise of Google’s Chrome OS when it was announced back in July of 2009, prior to Apple […]
Yesterday’s Gingerbread (Android 2.3) news from Google almost seems like it was meant to be passed by quickly, given the spate of announcements today about all things Chrome and last night’s news about Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). But, thanks to eagle eye Brad Linder of Liliputing who links to these guidelines it looks like there is […]
According to various reports Google is finally going to unveil its Chrome OS Netbook on Tuesday, December 7. In addition sources are saying that Google’s Chrome Web Store will be announced at the same time. Pictures of a Chrome OS keyboard have surfaced and this is fueling lots of talk. Word is also bouncing around […]
In a repeat of a repeat attempting to salvage what many think is probably already one innovation too late, Eric Schmidt is trying to clarify how Google’s Chrome OS fits into the grand scheme of things in today’s mobile tech world. Simply put he’s repeating statements made earlier that Google’s Chrome OS is for devices […]
Google announced Chrome OS, their web-centric operating system, almost a year ago and we’re still waiting for it. Well, the wait isn’t quite over yet, but it’s shortening: VentureBeat reports a couple of Acer products running Chrome OS will be unveiled at Computex. But what kind of products will they be?
Nothing really surprising here, but Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt is talking up Google’s Chrome OS on Netbooks and the pricing of same. Schmidt seems to think that Netbooks running Chrome OS should fall in to the $300 and $400 range, which on many levels isn’t a surprise. He was also talking about the challenges involved […]
“Google Chrome OS-based netbook tech specs are out,” screamed the headline from IBTimes. Sounds like a scoop, so everyone should jump on board and report it as fact… except that IBTimes didn’t report their story as fact. In reality, they peppered it liberally with such non-commital verbs and adverbs as “rumoured” and “reportedly.” It reads […]
TechCrunch is floating a rumor that Google is not simply working with PC makers to get Chrome OS on to netbooks, but actually working on their own branded netbook as well. It is similar to what people are saying about Android and the presumed Google phone. Very exciting stuff. If it all pans out, I […]
There’s been a pretty wide range of reactions to Google Chrome OS in the tech community. But what matters more than anything is what consumers think about it. I sent a link to the Google Chrome OS video to some family and friends that are not geeks and asked them what they thought about it […]