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Virgin America, Ace Lend Helping Hand To Google, Promote Chromebook

Google has partnered with Virgin America and The Ace Hotel in New York to allow customers to trial one of its Chromebook devices for free.

The netbooks, which have been developed by Samsung and Acer, run on Google’s Chrome OS. Google will also be providing free wireless access to customers as well.

An article on CNET (opens in new tab) informs that users will be able to pick a Chromebook from Virgin America gates at the San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago O'Hare, and Boston airports. People will be able to use the devices in-flight but would have to return them when they leave the plane.

Virgin America has also launched the Virgin America Traveller Chrome app for the Chromebook, which will allow people to access various travel related information like destination photos, travel essentials and city guides.

Passengers will be required to swipe in their credit cards for security reasons before they start surfing the web in-flight.

The Ace Hotel on the other hand, will be placing a Chromebook in each of its rooms for the guests to use. People are allowed to take the Chromebook anywhere they want while they stay at the hotel. The trial is taking place from July 1 to September 30.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.