There is Something about Samsung “Alex”?
Google I/O is getting nearer as we speak, and yet again another Chrome OS-based device has reached into the Chromium bug report. This time, it’s someone, or something, called Samsung “Alex”. Yes, we most probably can confirm that this is a netbook from Samsung that carries the Chrome OS from Google.
The report clearly lists the specifications of the netbook, and we’ll briefly go through them. The netbook “Alex” seemed to be slightly better spec-ed then the Cr-48. It’s powered by Intel 1.5GHz Atom N550 processor, with a 2GB memory, Realtek ALC272 audio, and a Sandisk solid state drive for storage. The report also lists the Qualcomm Gobi Chipset 2000 for connectivity and a screen resolution of 1280 x 800, which seemed decent.
If you’re not sure what Gobi is, let Qualcomm explain. “Gobi is the first embedded mobile wireless solution designed to put an end to connectivity limitations. With Gobi, the notebook computer becomes the unifying agent between the different high speed wireless networking technologies deployed around the world and that means freedom from having to locate hotspots, more choice in carrier networks, and, ultimately, freedom to Gobi where you want without fear of losing connectivity – your lifeline to your world.”
Sounds like WiFi-direct to me. Essentially, the Chrome OS netbook/notebook can be taken anywhere across the globe and use any wireless network. Previous reports indicate that the device will be sold like Google’s Android products— mainly in retail stores and wireless carriers. Using Gobi will make it easier for Google to sell the notebooks across the board rather than having to build one for AT&T, build one for Verizon and so on. Sounds complicated? It’s like a global radio chipset stuff.
Google I/O event will commence next week, so we expect some sort of announcement, if not a launching, for the Google Chrome OS notebooks.
SOURCE via The Chrome Source