When Google announced Chrome OS in 2009, it got an overwhelming level of hype, primarily because it presented a new cloud-centric model for working with applications and unusual approaches to operating system security. It has taken much longer than expected for Google to translate the hype into a realistic strategy for proliferating Chrome OS-based netbooks (and it remains a netbook-focused operating system despite the bloom being off the rose of netbooks). Now, however, a trend we predicted might come to fruition looks like it may indeed arrive: subsidized Chrome OS-based netbooks featuring low subscription fees. This idea would work in Google's favor for several reasons.
April 22, 2011
Will Google Sell Chrome OS Portables for Low, Monthly Subscriptions?
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