Acer: No Chrome OS netbook at Computex
Acer has been forced to issue a statement about whether or not it will launch a Chrome OS powered netbook at this year's Computex trade show in Taiwan, following rumours at the weekend that it was set to launch a Chrome OS device in 2 weeks.
"Despite recent rumours in the press regarding the launch of Chrome OS based netbooks at Computex, Acer today confirms that it has no short-term plans for such a product", reads the statement sent to Pocket-lint, dashing hopes of a much earlier than expected Chrome OS debut.
The company doesn't rule out adopting the operating system in the future, mind you, just not next month at the trade show:
"Acer believes that Google Chrome OS is without doubt an exciting product announcement and deserves its full attention as well as an in-depth study of its potential from a consumers perspective. Acer is naturally interested in any product or service that enhances the overall experience of its products and will of course be following the development and progress of Google Chrome and the evolution of Google’s overall product strategy very closely".
Google has always stuck to a "Holidays 2010" time frame, first announcing that it was developing a web-based OS back in November last year.
Seems VentureBeat's (who broke the story), "multiple sources" were getting over-excited.