Samsung Chromebook – A Guide
Since its first release Google’s Android has offered mobile users an interesting proposition in the mobile operating system arena and the recent move into a Tablet specific version with 3.0/Honeycomb has seen devices really start to excel. These new Tablets have been seen to take a chunk out of the netbook market with a number of consumers opting for what is a very attractive form factor.
Most consumers would expect that Microsoft and the hardware manufacturers would look to answer the challenge of Android in the netbook space but the main alternative is in fact from Google as well.
Chrome OS is designed to offer quick access to the internet with a fully functional browser and with it additional functionality through remote services such as Google Docs (for Microsoft Office style tasks) and additional features through Apple/Android style apps which are downloaded from Google’s Web Store.
Today we take a look at the first mainstream Chromebook, from Samsung, to find out what it offers, how the operating system works and who it might appeal to.