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Wednesday, 31 August 2011 08:31

Google Australia show off Chromebooks at Apps events

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Acer's Chromebook (Credit: Acer/Google)Google Australia has recently begun promoting its Chrome OS platform to Australian business representatives attending the company's Apps seminars.

Acer's Chromebook (Credit: Acer/Google)

Earlier this year, Google launched its new web-centric operating system, dubbed Chrome OS, that runs everything through the search giant's Chrome web browser.

However the company has so far only made the devices available in the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.

According to Google, the benefits of using the platform include having a lightweight device that automatically keeps itself up to date, and stays 'fresh' unlike the traditional operating system that can soon become clogged up with software, plugins and viruses.

Google has recently been undertaking a push for adoption of its business suite in the 'cloud' '” Google Apps '” by Australian businesses, launching a number of initiatives including regular seminars focused around why Aussie businesses should 'go Google' and hosting the first Australian Google Enterprise Roadshow in Sydney in June.

Australian attendees at seminars for Google's one hour events have been treated to displays of the yet-to-be-released locally Chromebooks, made by partners Samsung and Acer, with the company also giving away at least one as a prize.


It demoed the devices at an event on Tuesday held in the company's 'Googleplex' in Sydney, and will reportedly do so again on Thursday. After Thursday, the next event won't be held until the 6th October.

Google is still refusing to comment on when Chromebooks will become available in Australia, although it has previously stated that it aims to have models available locally by the end of 2011.

Notably this month Google secured the Chromebook trademark in Australia, after lodging an application for it with IP Australia on the 9th June this year.

In the US, sales of the devices have been slow but steady, with the so-called Chromebooks only available through Amazon and a limited number of BestBuy outlets. It's unclear at this stage how Google will choose to sell the Chromebooks in Australia.


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