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Google unveils a home for Google Chrome

May 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giant Google Thursday unveiled its customized notebook computer called the Chromebook that maximizes use of the Chrome operating system.

The notebook was introduced in San Francisco at the firm's annual I/O developers conference, Computerworld reported.

Industry analyst Dan Olds at Gabriel Consulting Group said the product will "give people an inexpensive Net-enabled device that is tailor-made for Google's personal productivity and other applications."

It is, however, tricky to break in a new operating system, as developers are wary of writing applications for a device with few products sold and consumers are cautious about buying a device with a paltry set of applications to go with it.

"They aren't going to make a lot of money in the short term on either the OS or the devices, but they're playing a longer-term game here," Olds said.

Olds said the product's main application was the operating system itself.

"In a lot of ways, it's just a browser on steroids running on a device that's optimized for it," Olds said.

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