It appears Google and Asus want to continue exploring what their partnership will yield. The two tech companies have already developed the first and second generation Nexus 7. There are also reports saying Google will be releasing Nexus 10 2 under Asus. This time, another report highlights another partnership between the two. The two tech giants will be releasing a Chromebook in 2014. Can it be as successful as the previous two ventures?
Google has been working on penetrating the personal computer market for some time now. The internet giant has released its Nexus line putting out smartphones and slates. The company has already released Nexus 5, 7 and 10. It has also teamed up with a number of computer manufacturers for their Chromebook.
This time, Google is reportedly tapping Asus to create a 2014 Chromebook. Whereas the market continues to see a surge of ultrabooks and more portable notebooks, Google surely wants to take part in this. The Chromebook, as the name implies, revolves around using the Web-based platform to complete tasks.
While the Chromebooks in the past cannot rival true laptops, they can accomplish basic tasks. They can cater just fine to the needs of average users. Some of the companies that Google already partnered with for their Chromebook production include Samsung, HP, Acer and Toshiba.
According to reports, Google and Asus will be developing the "Chromebox" for next year. The device is no large than the +Google TV. The information is further confirmed by Asus' assembler, Quanta. The market has been buzzing since last year about Google's plans on adopting an Android operating system to cater to conventional notebooks. The plan also included configuring the device with a touch screen.
Google aims to capture a market share in both the notebook and tablet areas. If this happens, then the internet giant can achieve maximum penetration in the tech industry.
The first notebook variant to feature the Android operating system is Lenovo's IdeaPad A10. The device started at $249 which became the typical price for Chromebooks. They are affordable as they come for their basic features. The device came with a 10.1-inch screen including a Rockchip ARM chip. The device also featured a reversible screen which allows it to transform into a tablet or notebook.
Google and Asus will have to surprise the market to ensure they can have a great sales momentum.
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