Samsung & Acer working on Google Chrome OS netbooks

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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New York, Apr 30: Rumors on netbooks and laptops running on Google Chrome operating system have started long back. Finally, something 'trustworthy' emerged after the leak of a bug report from Samsung. The latest rumors suggest that Samsung is working on a netbook dubbed as Alex that runs on Google Chrome OS.

A leaked bug report spotted by the technology blog Engadget revealed that the consumer electronics maker Samsung is working on Alex, a 10-inch netbook. The Chrome OS running Alex netbook is rumoured to be powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Atom N550 processor and 2 GB of RAM.

The screen size would be 10-inch with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800. The report added that Alex boasts a SanDisk SSD, but the size is not mentioned. Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Webcam, Card Reader etc.

Some other reports added that the computer maker Acer is also working on a netbook powered by Chrome OS. The new Acer netbook that holds the name ZGB will have Atom processor and a 1366-by-768 resolution screen. Acer is also preparing a touchscreen device in the name Seaboard, which also runs on Chrome OS. The Acer Seaboard has a Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB of RAM, two UB ports and a HDMI port.

It is expected that these devices will be showcased at Google's IO conference, scheduled on May 10 and May 11. So, stay tuned for more updates.

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