About 10 months ago, I wrote a short entry on why I think Google’s Chromebook will fail. Some readers told me it was too early to tell back then, so I patiently waited. It’s more than a year now since the announcements of Chromebooks and I haven’t really seen one yet.
Acer and Samsung had their own models of the Chromebook released in the US ranging from $350 to $450 (almost the same price as the netbooks).
Yet, until now, we have not seen these Chrome-powered netbooks land in the Philippines. In contrast, Samsung, Lenovo and Asus even had Meego-powered netbooks released in the country many months ago. We’re not sure though if those netbooks sold well.
Can we now agree that the Chrome OS project has failed? Or, are some of you still waiting for a Chromebook to land in our shores? In my case, my interest has already faded.