Rumors about the ‘leaked’ specs of Google Chrome OS netbook


Despite the fact that Google has thus far refrained from giving any details about the kind of device that its last-month-unveiled Chrome OS, a lightweight browser-based operating system, would run; there are rumors galore about the supposedly 'leaked' specifications of the Linux-based Chrome OS.

Going by the buzz from the UK-based publication IBTimes, the netbook that will supposedly run the forthcoming Google Chrome OS will apparently have a 10.1-inch TFT HD-ready multitouch display; a 64GB solid-state drive; 2GB RAM; WiFi; Bluetooth; and 3G connectivity.

As per the rumors about the leaked specs of the netbook that would run the Chrome OS, the device "will reportedly also come with preinstalled Google apps such as Google Map, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calender, and Google Search by Voice."

Furthermore, the netbook will also probably be powered by an ARM CPU, and will feature Nvidia's Tegra system-on-a-chip for notably enhancing the audio and video capabilities of the device. However, it is not certain whether all the upcoming Chrome OS-based netbooks will strictly adhere to the rumored specs.

Reports also have it that the netbooks running the Chrome OS, which will hit the markets during the 2010 holiday season, would likely be priced below $300, because the device will either be subsidized by Google itself, or the company would get it subsidized from telecom carriers like AT&T that will offer a two-year data contract.