Acer: "no short-term plans" for Chrome OS mobile device

Summary:Acer said today that reports of a Chrome OS mobile device making its debut in Taipei next week are false.

Acer is squashing rumors about the debut of "mobile devices" running Google's Chrome OS at Computex Taipei early next month. Venture Beat last week cited "multiple sources" when it reported the rumor last week.

Acer responded today with a statement that called Chrome OS "an exciting product announcement" but said it has "no short-term plans for such a product," according to a press release posted on Engadget.

There's a bit of eagerness around the debut of mobile devices running al alternative system by Google, whether Chrome or Android. Earlier this month at Web 2.0 Expo, there was a lot of blog buzz about an Android-powered tablet at the Adobe booth. It was there - but it wasn’t the big deal that everyone made it out to be. It really couldn’t even be considered a prototype.

Google has said that Chrome OS would be ready in late 2010.

Topics: Tablets, Browser, Google, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Wi-Fi

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