Known mostly for creating PC’s powered by Windows, it looks like Dell could be pondering a laptop powered by the search engine giant’s official operating system (aka Chrome OS).
“There are going to be unique innovations coming up in the marketplace in two, three years, with a new form of computing, we want to be on that forefront … So with Chrome or Android or anything like that we want to be one of the leaders,” [Dell's president for Greater China and South Asia] MidhaÂ said, adding that there were no firm announcements to be made but talks were underway. (Reuters)
Dell is probably one of many computerÂ manufacturersÂ talking to Google, who of late seems to be the only force strong enough to counter the rise of Apple in the tablet and mobile fields.
Previously Dell has partnered with Google to launch Android powered smartphones, although unlike the Droid and Droid Eris (via Motorola and HTC, respectively), Dell’s official smartphones have yet to become hits with the public.
Dell has not commented on whether they will consider producing a large Chrome OS tablet to counter Apple’s iPad, although for now throwing their lot with Google could help them maintain relevance in the brave new world of mobile devices.