Google own-brand netbook coming in 2010

by admin December 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Chrome OS at the heart of putative powerful machine

So, with the fabled ‘Google phone’, AKA the Nexus One, seemingly real and heading for our pockets early next year, what’s next for the software giant that’s now apparently intent on dominating the hardware world too?

According to sources familiar to TechCrunch, it’s a PC in the form of a Google netbook running the company’s Chrome OS that’s due about a year from now.

Intel not inside

If it were a simple matter of yet another netbook powered by an Intel Atom processor, it would be only moderately interesting – after all, when the OS becomes available anyone will be able to create just such a machine.

However, according to the aforementioned multiple sources, Google may go with a chipset from Nvidia’s Tegra line, powered by an ARM CPU.

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