engine - 10:56 am on Dec 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google Shows Chrome PCs, With Shipments In 2011 [uk.reuters.com]
The first laptops powered by Google Inc's Chrome operating system will reach store shelves months later than expected and miss the holiday shopping season as the Internet company fixes software issues.
The Web-centric computers, intended as an incursion into territory dominated for years by Microsoft Corp and Apple Inc, will ship around the middle of 2011.
Google, the world's No. 1 Internet search engine, is holding off launching the Chrome-based PCs until it can fix some software bugs and make sure that the computers are compatible with other devices such as digital cameras, Google product manager Sundar Pichai said on Tuesday.
"Amazing progress, but we aren't fully done yet," Pichai told reporters at a press briefing in San Francisco.