Saturday, December 19, 2009

10 Reasons Why Google Will Never Release a Netbook - IT Infrastructure from eWeek

Sure, just like Google would never be willing to risk the potential partner-oriented opportunity costs in releasing its own browser, client operating system, voice service, social software services, music service, dictionary, hypertext encyclopedia…

Rumors are starting to swirl around the Web to the effect that Google might be planning to make a netbook. The idea is simple: By offering a netbook, Google can get its software out to those who want it, while taking in some of the revenue that it would otherwise lose by partnering with third-party vendors. At first glance, it might make some sense. After all, why would Google want to leave what could be major cash on the table?

But a more thorough analysis of the market reveals that Google will never release a netbook. If Google is to be successful with Chrome OS, it will need to work well with third-party vendors. And it certainly can't step on any toes as it attempts to increase the popularity of its online operating system. The company simply can't afford to offer a netbook.

10 Reasons Why Google Will Never Release a Netbook - IT Infrastructure from eWeek

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