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Three gets Google browser based laptop

Mobile phone network Three has unveiled it will be carrying the Google Chromebook, as the Internet search engine giant’s official 3G connectivity partner in the UK.

Google announced at their Google I/O developer’s conference in San Francisco their Chromebook, a low-cost netbook that solely runs from a form of their Chrome browser as the primary operating system with apps that run from inside of that browser.

Google’s Chromebook is two years in the making, where the chosen hardware partners the device are Samsung and Acer.

The idea behind the laptop is for a computer that doesn’t take a great deal of time to boot, as the Chromebook can be up and running within seconds and getting on line can be almost instantaneous.

There will also be automatic updates to the software on the Google device, with noticeable improvement overtime with access to apps, games, photos, music, movies and documents.

Three hasn’t released any pricing details or tariff information surrounding the Google Chromebook, although it’s set to arrive in June so expect some more news on this soon.

Check out the video below from Google, demoing their Chromebook.

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Rob Kerr
Rob Kerr

Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.