We do not have much information about how many Chromebooks Samsung and Acer could sell so far. I am assuming that the numbers were not so great because we didnt see any excited announcements or press releases from any of these companies or Google.
Not even a tweet.
But still, Google wants PC makers try Chrome OS on desktops and they are not quite excited about this. Remember “Chromebox” from the Chromebooks launch keynote? This may be the device that they want to push to the market now.
“Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, at speech in Taiwan on November 9, promoted Chrome OS in high-profile for the PC market, but PC players are rather pessimistic about the idea and believe if Google wants to cut into the PC market, the company will need to provide more resources and support.” writes Digitimes.
Now, here is the Digitimes comments about slow Chromebook sales.
However, due to demand for Chrome OS-based devices (Chromebooks) being lower than expected, PC players are taking a passive attitude toward opening projects. In June 2011, Acer and Samsung launched their Chromebooks ahead of other PC brand vendors, but by the end of July, Acer had reportedly only sold 5,000 units and Samsung was said to have had even lower sales than Acer, according to sources from the PC industry. However, Acer has declined to comment.
Analyzing Chromebooks’ difficult situation, the sources pointed out that although Google is mainly pushing Chromebooks in the enterprise market, its Google Docs applications cannot meet the needs the enterprise users.
So, what do you think? Was Chromebook successful? Or was it too early for a Cloud based OS and computer? Do you have a Chromebook .. is it ready for a huge market?