No Chrome OS Devices for the Holidays?

Ryan Whitwam

News on Google's upcoming Chrome OS has been hard to come by. The search giant has been vague about updates. CEO Eric Schmidt recently said at the Web 2.0 conference that they were expecting Chrome OS to launch in the "next few months". It might not be as simple as all that; eWeek has done some asking around , and found that no big name manufacturer was committing to a Chrome OS device for the holidays. Last year, Google said there would be a November or December release of retail devices.

A Google spokesperson said only that, "We are very happy with the progress of Google Chrome OS, and we'll have more details to share later this year." It was a year ago that Google promised the holiday 2010 Chrome OS goodies, but time is fast running out with no hardware even leaked. Analysts are speculating that Android's amazing rise in the last year has forced Google to reassess their strategy.

This just might not be Chrome OS' year. With one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year coming up, a cheap Chrome OS netbook could have sold like mad. Do you think Chrome OS will still drop this year?

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