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Toshiba may not have a Chrome OS devices, drops Windows 7 too

Toshiba seems to be backing out on Chrome OS notebooks and plans to scrap the Windows 7 based ones as well

Toshiba might have dropped the idea of joining Acer, Samsung and Asus in having a product line consisting Google web only OS called the Chrome OS. Electronista reports of a leak that also stats that along with Chrome OS, the idea of developing a Windows 7 based tablet was also scrapped altogether. That leaves only Android based tablets on Toshiba’s immediate roadmap.

The reason for not getting into the Chrome OS bandwagon could be the failure of the Android-powered AC100 which prompted the company to think that web-only Chrome OS could be just a repeat. On the other hand, a Windows 7 tablet seems like an obvious omission as no Windows-powered tablet gained much popularity of late. Microsoft itself realizes that the OS is not the best touch-enabled platform in the market today, and is working on making Windows 8 more so. We can expect Windows 8 powered tablets start coming out only later next year.

Chrome OS has been in development since last year but not many companies have come forward with a plan to make Chome OS based devices, apart from Acer, Asus and Samsung so far.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-05-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)