No Google Chrome OS devices for at least the "next few months"

Summary:Hoping to get your hands on a Google Chrome OS-powered device over the holidays? Forget about it! Google CEO Eric Schmidt has killed that dream stone dead.

Hoping to get your hands on a Google Chrome OS-powered device over the holidays? Forget about it! Google CEO Eric Schmidt has killed that dream stone dead.

Speaking to journalists during a Q&A session at the Web 2.0 Summit on November 15th, Schmidt said that devices running the new platform won't be available for at least the "next few months."

Google misses the critical holiday period.

We first heard about Chrome OS back in July of 2009, and Google went as far as to announce a whole raft of hardware partners. Later that year (November 19th) Google had a further announcement, unveiling more details about the OS. Back then Google claimed that the OS was a year away ...

... fast forward a year later and there's a last-minute announcement that Chrome OS has been mysteriously delayed.

So far Google is silent as to the reason for the delay, and OEMs aren't saying anything either on or off the record.

Topics: Browser, Google, Operating Systems, Software

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