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Android Notebooks May Be Coming Later This Year [Rumor] Android Notebooks May Be Coming Later This Year [Rumor]

In mid-March, Andy Rubin stepped down as head of Android to start a “new chapter” at Google. In his place, Google appointed Chrome OS head Sundar Pichai. This led to some thinking that the Android and Chrome OS would cross …

New Intel Dual-Core Atom Processor-Based Netbooks Arrive

Intel announced that 12 new netbooks based on its new mobile dual-core Atom processors have hit store shelves today. These include machines from Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI, and Toshiba.

Consumer Electronic Sales To Top $165 Billion In 2010

The consumer electronics (CE) industry is set to generate more than $165 billion in U.S. shipment revenues this year, a slight increase from 2009, according to the semi-annual industry forecast released by the Consumer Electronics Association.

CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro announced the forecast in his opening remarks at the 2010 International CES technology trade show.

HP Unveils New Touch Notebook and Some New Minis

HP unveiled a few new mobile devices today at CES. These include a new TouchSmart notebook, and a handful of minis.

Google Finally Shows Off Chrome OS
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Everybody has been waiting to see a glimpse of Google’s upcoming Chrome OS – that is Google’s new operating system. Those who attended an event at the company’s headquarters today had a chance to view a demo in person, and many more details than previously available are now out on the OS.

Google has now opened up the code for Chrome OS, so developers can get in there and see what it’s really all about. For all of the non-developer types, Google has provided the following short video, which sums up what Chrome OS is as a concept.

Netbooks: Moving in Right Next Door to Useless
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Netbooks are apparently surging in popularity.  Some of the more recent data suggests that some 30 million netbooks will be sold this year.  That’s a fair amount of hardware.  Clearly, people are hot for netbooks. I just don’t see why.