Google I/O 2011: Tuesday keynote highlights

Summary:The second day of Google I/O 2011 started with a bang - a keynote on Chrome chock full of announcements and freebies.

The second day of Google I/O 2011 started with a bang - a keynote on Chrome chock full of announcements and freebies. Here is the TL;DR version:

  • Chrome used by 160 milliion people
  • Chrome Web store extended to 41 languages
  • Angry Birds in the Chrome web store
  • Chromebooks available June 15th from Acer and Samsung starting at $349
  • Chromebooks for Business at a flat fee of $28 per month, including warranty and free hardware upgrades
  • Chromebooks for Education and Government at $20 per month

To jumpstart developer adoption, Google will be giving all IO2011 attendees a free Chromebook.

Topics: Hardware

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