There are some inevitable pairings, like Brad x Angelina (“Brangelina”), Jack x Kate (“Jate”), or Naruto x Hinata (“NaruHina”). Add this to the list: Reuters reports that Dell is in talks with Google about including the new Chrome operating system on their laptops. As I see it, “Dhrome” (I’m hoping this nickname will get picked up; remember, you heard it here first) is more than likely to occur, as Google hopes to find a leg up against Microsoft and Dell looks for a new angle to trump the new Apple computers.
Reports of Dell considering Chrome extend to last year, when the OS was reportedly tested on a Netbook via USB.
“Doogle” has already been a reality, with the two companies collaborating to create Dell’s first smartphone, the Android-based Aero. Next month, the Dell Streak tablet (also running Android), is also set to premiere. So it seems the logical next step to include Chrome on an upcoming Dell laptop series.
Amit Midha, Dell’s president for Greater China and South Asia, told Reuters in the same article: “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.”
Google hopes to release its Chrome OS in the “late fall.” Whether by then, laptops will have already been rendered obsolete by tablets, we have yet to see.
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