This just in from the Twitterverse.
Dell has decided to semi-officially throw its two cents into the chatter storm surrounding Google’s Chrome OS. I say semi-officially because is comes in the form of a blog post. And we all know how iron clad those are…
In short, if you’re hoping for earth-shattering news from Dell, you’re out of luck. The computer manufacturer is straddling the fence on this one, which isn’t surprising considering they’re conspicuously absent from the Google’s list of current Chrome OS partners. If you see yourself wanting a Dell-branded, Chrome OS-powered netbook next year, there’s reason to hope. The company claims that it “enjoys a great relationship with Google.”
Dell also appears to be suffering some ambivalence toward Google’s software ambitions in general, thanks to their pursuit of both Chrome OS and Android, the latter of which has been long-rumored to be making the jump to netbooks:
While there’s still lots of questions about the OS, the idea has potential. I think it will be interesting to see what the interaction between Chrome OS and Android will ultimately be within the cloud.
For now, take comfort in knowing that they plan to “evaluate” the OS. The rest of the post goes on about alternate operating systems, which is all well and good, but there’s little else to take away from it unless you consider Dell’s support for Ubuntu on some of its systems as an indicator of what they have planned for Chrome OS.