No Chrome OS at Computex 2010?

Updated on 03 June 2010 by

Lets wind back to June last year, the web was buzzing with the news that Google had announced it was releasing an operating system, well a browser that acts like one. The software architecture is simple Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel, its open source, lightweight  and Google intend to get to consumers in the second half of this year. When they announced the project 12 months ago Google stated “Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and we are working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market next year. inch

Now come to the present day and Computex 2010, the perfect theatre to show physical devices running your shiny new operating system, be them prototypes or final products and there are none?

To make matters worse, the news of Meego and demonstrations of the Tablet Experience user interface have left lasting impressions on not just me, but the likes of Joanna Stern of Engadget,

“We saw a lot of new technology demoed at Intel’s Computex keynote this afternoon, but the most impressive thing may have just been Meego running on a 10-inch Moorestown Quanta Redvale tablet. While the demo on stage was very brief, we caught up with some of the product managers right after the presser and convinced them to give us a peek at what is coming in 2011. To say we’re impressed with the “pre-alpha” version of the software is a huge understatement. inch

Acer’s president Gianfranco Lanci pointed out at Intel’s e21FORUM 2010 meeting that Acer will launch netbooks and tablet PCs that adopt Intel’s latest Atom processor and will also preload the MeeGo platform on them.

Its obvious that MeeGo and Chrome OS are fundamentally different but given today’s age of publicity, advertising and hype, Google could have really done with having something to show at Computex.

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Forinet says:

    acer releasing these netbooks with MeeGo will fail just like Linux did, because they have no ecosystem. the iPad didnt become a success on its own, it was leveraged against an already existing ecosystem. these PC vendors just have no idea what they are doing. Windows 7 will be back on them in no time.

    ChromeOS has a MUCH better chance at becoming a success because it is a browser & because the internet itself are its apps.

    besides, the MeeGo name is terrible & the UI looks like it was designed for children to use.

  2. Steven Smith says:

    Yo! this GoogleTV idea is really very mind blowing how does one gets an account to test it does anybody here know? thanks! appreciate any guidance.

  3. Sam Wilkinson says:

    i have tested chrome os both at home and at work, it does not seem to be better than ubuntu`,:

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