Dell joined the list of Google’s ChromeOS hardware partners which includes: Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments. Dell, which already has Android-based smartphones in China, will reportedly be releasing a ChromeOS “laptop” in the not-too-distant future. That future is likely “holiday 2010,” when the first ChromeOS netbooks/laptops in general will be out. Dell says it wants to be “one of the leaders” with Android and Chrome devices.
“There are going to be unique innovations coming up in the marketplace in two, three years, with a new form of computing, we want to be on that forefront … So with Chrome or Android or anything like that we want to be one of the leaders,” Midhag, Dell’s president for Greater China and South Asia told Reuters.