Well, this is a bit disappointing. We had originally brought you a report that Acer could be bringing a Chrome OS-based device to the Computex show this year, but apparently that's not the case at all. In fact, Acer wanted to make sure that there wasn't any confusion regarding the subject anymore, so they issued a release informing those who care that they won't be bringing a Chrome OS device to Computex 2010.
In fact, Acer has "no short-term plans for such a product." And while the company believes that Chrome OS is an exciting product, at this stage in the game the company is simply naturally interested in it, because of its services, and will be following the overall development of the platform for any future references. This basically tells us that while Chrome OS is a great idea, right now it's just not viable for anyone to see on a launch product.
So, as Acer watches Google and Google's overall product strategy, we're watching out for any company out there that's going to be launching a Chrome OS product in the near future. While two weeks may not have been realistic, we can certainly hope that some time in the Summer, we'll be given our first glimpse of whatever it is that will be running Chrome OS in an official capacity. And, of course, at this year's Computex you should expect to see plenty of Android devices, like tablets and netbooks, so keep your eyes glued. If you're interested in that kind of thing.
Acer will not launch a Chrome OS netbook at Computex
Manno, 17 May 2010 – Despite recent rumours in the press regarding the launch of Chrome OS based netbooks at Computex, Acer today confirms that it has no short-term plans for such a product.
Acer believes that Google Chrome OS is without doubt an exciting product announcement and deserves it's full attention as well as an in-depth study of its potential from a consumers perspective.
Acer is naturally interested in any product or service that enhances the overall experience of its products and will of course be following the development and progress of Google Chrome and the evolution of Google's overall product strategy very closely.
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