Google to Release Its Own Netbook?
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With lots of evidence that it will be making life a little more interesting for its Android partners by releasing its own smartphone, Google once again suggests it may be a power for disruption as rumors fly that it's ready to release its own netbook based around ChromeOS.
Will Google risk alienating potential hardware partners by producing a netbook of its own?
That's the question on industry watchers' minds as new rumors abound that Google is talking to Taiwanese manufacturers about producing a netbook built to its specs, though the search giant itself is staying mum on the topic.
The event focused on the release of a test version of Google's browser-based, netbook-oriented Chrome operating system for developers to experiment with.
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