Acer took an unusual step today and put out a press release to let the world know what it’s not working on. And that’s a netbook running chrome OS. Acer says it has “no short-term plans for such a product.”
Last week there was a rumor going around that Acer would show off netbooks and/or tablets running Google’s upcoming Chrome operating system at the Computex Trade show in June. But as I pointed out at the time, Chrome OS isn’t ready for prime time yet — and while it’s possible Acer or other companies could have a tech demo or two on-hand at Computex, it’s way too early for anyone to talk about releasing products based on the unfinished operating system.
Does this mean that Acer won’t ever bring a Chrome OS netbook to market? Hardly. We could still see something later this year — when Google officially launches the operating system for PC makers to load on netbooks and other devices.
Until then, you can always download and install an unofficial, pre-release copy of Chrome OS.