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Let the Testing Begin. Inventec Delivers 60,000 Netbooks to Google



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 get into the program, it looks like 60,000 is the first number we’re hearing about.

That comes from DigiTimes reporting that Inventec is delivering 60,000 of the CR-48 Chrome OS devices to Google. I’m sure there are more than 60,000 applicants and I’m sure we’ll start to hear more soon. Maybe Google is going to play Santa Claus and deliver them on Christmas.



  1. Xavier Lanier

    12/08/2010 at 4:15 pm

    The majority of these units are for internal use. When Android launched, every Google employee received a device. The same happened with the Nexus One. I think there’s somewhere around 25k employees, plus countless contractors/”temp” employees. Not to mention its partners and Google Apps clients/prospects.
    60k is certainly enough to get the ball rolling, but it’s not nearly enough for everyone that’s applied for one.

  2. ChrisRS

    12/08/2010 at 4:51 pm

    I wonder what the production run for the HP Slate 500 was.

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