Google Ships Final CR-48 For Now, Acer / Samsung Products Coming In 2011
It seems that the testing is complete, and Google seems to have gathered quite a bit of information. The good news here is that this end likely signals another beginning. Now that Google has taken their turn, they will soon be able to hand off a final version of Chrome OS to their partner vendors. It's said that devices from Samsung and Acer are still on track for a launch in the middle of 2011, hopefully providing the first mass-market Chrome OS devices to consumers.
Little is known about what those devices will look like and feel like, but Google already set the bar high with the CR-48. Hopefully those future products will give the Fusion platform from AMD and Intel's Atom platform a run for their respective dollars. We need some serious competition in the netbook / low-cost laptop space, and who better to provide that than Acer and Samsung (courtesy of Google)?