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May
01
2011

Details for Chrome OS Devices Start Slipping Out

Talk about Google's Chrome OS Project – you know, the Operating System that does everything online? – has been pretty quiet lately, even driving some to wonder if Google were even pursuing it further. This, despite Google's announcement last year that machines with the OS are planned to be released around mid-2011. With that date drawing ever closer, finally some information is coming to light, with leaked whispers about what these browser-based machines will entail.

The latest leak, originating from a bug report on the Chromium.org Google Group, is Samsung's "Alex," reportedly a 10-inch netbook with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Atom N550 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a SanDisk solid state drive (SSD) on board. The size of the SSD is unknown, but given Chrome OS's emphasis on cloud storage and Web apps, it's a moot point anyway.

Alex is the third Chrome OS device to be revealed and have detailed leaked to the public.

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