Dell to adopt Chrome OS on laptops - Google

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Dell is to deepen its growing relationship with Google by adopting the latter's Chrome OS on a new range of Dell laptops, reports Pocket-lint.

Google is planning to release its web-based operating system some time in Autumn this year and Dell is in negotiations with the giant to be one of the first laptop manufacturers to house what some are touting as the new rival to Windows.

In an interview with Reuters, Amit Midha, president of Greater China and South Asia at Dell, said: “We have to have a point of view on the industry and technology direction two years, three years down the road, so we continuously work with Google on this.”

Dell has already partnered up with Google by offering the Android OS on its Streak tablet, its competitor to Apple's highly successful iPad. There are growing rumours that it may be dropping its partnership with Microsoft for Google, but while Chrome will see success, it seems more likely to us that Dell will offer both platforms and look for more profitable deals with either party as the competition grows stronger.

"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,” Midha waffled. “So with Chrome or Android or anything like that we want to be one of the leaders.”