Google has pushed out a Chrome OS update for users of the Google Cr-48 notebook, bringing with it multiple fixes and tweaks including addressing common complaints about the trackpad. The update also includes power optimizations, potentially improving the Cr-48's already impressive battery life.
Google’s Chrome web browser has earned itself a double-digit share and a third place ranking in the market place with 10.7%. This is a big jump from the 5.2% share Chrome had at the beginning of 2010, according to market research by Net Applications. This marks a big achievement for Chrome since it was launched only in 2008 and does not have a dedicated platform to run on.
Google's Cr-48 notebook is intended to bring developers up to speed with Chrome OS, but those tricksy coders just won't leave the ultraportable alone. Hexxeh has managed to get Android running on the Cr-48, after previously releasing instructions on how to install Windows 7, OS X or Ubuntu.
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SO everyone by now should all be aware of the totally amazing contest we've been running where we and Google are giving away a total of FIVE brand new Cr-48 Notebooks - you know the ones, running Google Chrome OS, not available anywhere else except by limited testing release by Google, those ones. Well check it out - we've got ALL of the winners on our hands! Take a peek below to see if it's you! If it isn't you, still get super pumped up because the Google Cr-48 Pilot Program is still active! Now get to clicking!
Google's first Chrome OS notebook, the Cr-48, has landed on the SlashGear test bench, and to say it's an interesting machine would be an understatement. The stealth-black 12.1-inch ultraportable is, like the color-scheme suggests, intended to fall into the background and let the Chrome OS platform take center-stage. Check out our full review after the cut.
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Everyone in the USA! Remember that we're running an amazing contest where you will be able to win a Google Cr-48 notebook running none other than Google Chrome OS, a super combo only otherwise available in the middle of next year (or through Google's pilot program, of course, but you want one for your own!) We've got a total of five notebooks to give away, three here on SlashGear, two more over at Android Community. The first drawing will be TOMORROW, December 16 at midnight PST!
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Notebooks running Google Chrome OS aren't expected to hit the market until mid-2011, so until now the only way to get your hands on a Google laptop is to sign up to the search giant's pilot program and hope you get picked to try out one of the 12.1-inch ultraportables. Now, though, there's another way: Google has given us five Cr-48 notebooks to give away, three for SlashGear readers and two over at our sibling site Android Community.