Acer may be the first manufacturer of the door with a Google Chrome OS netbook in the second half of next year, according to recent Internet rumors. JT Wang, chairman of the computer manufacturer, recently told DigiTimes that he hoped his company would be "the first manufacturer to launch netbook based Chrome" next year.
Acer's interest to create a network based on Chrome to the market quickly, it is not surprising considering that the Acer has also wanted to be the first manufacturer to put a Google Android netbook on the market.
Google was clear when first announced Chrome operating system earlier this year that netbooks running Web-centric operating system will be available in the last six months of 2010. However, DigiTimes report shows computer manufacturers could be offensive to Chrome OS. Acer has developed its Chrome netbook OS since mid 2009, according to unidentified sources, speaking to DigiTimes, there would be several months before the company launched its dual-boot Windows XP / Netbook Google Android in October.
This dual-boot netbook has not fared particularly well, though. DigiTimes reports that demand for the machine has not been as "strong as expected." And in his review of dual-boot machine from Acer - Acer Aspire One D250-1613 - Darren Gladstone, PC World was ambivalent about the device, and said it was "an update out for a better recommendation.
Whatever the fate of D250 and Acer can be sure that Chrome OS device would be better than its counterpart of Android. The DigiTimes report does not mention if Acer will use Chrome the operating system in a dual-boot device, but get the attention of Google in the production of simplified devices running a Web-centric operating system that seems doubtful.
Acer is not the only company interested in the production of equipment operating from Google Chrome. Google says it is working with several manufacturers, as well as Acer and Asus, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, and Toshiba. So far, no release dates or product specifications on any operating system Google Chrome netbooks have been announced.