Google PC

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A Google PC, or Google Cube is reputedly a cheap computer selling for approximately US$200 and built by Google presumably running a custom "Google OS". The Google Cube was mentioned in media reports in the run up to Google co-founder Larry Page's speech on January 6, 2006 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.[1] The Cube was to be allegedly offered for sale through the Wal-Mart chain. However, Light Reading reported Google spokeswoman Eileen Rodriguez as saying "We have many PC partners who serve their markets exceedingly well and we see no need to enter that market", on January 3, with Wal-Mart also denying any involvement.[2] Page's speech saw the company again deny any attempt to enter the PC market.[3]

However, the rumors persist, with Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer questioned on the possibility of a Google PC in July 2006 by The Boston Globe[4] and CNN noting industry experts as holding the belief that "Google may one day start giving away PCs."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google 'to launch $200 computer' The Daily Telegraph (London); January 4, 2006; David Litterick; p. 003
  2. ^ Sullivan, Mark (January 3, 2006). "Google Passes on PCs". Retrieved 2006-08-25. 
  3. ^ Boutin, Paul (2006). "Live coverage of Google Keynote with Robin Williams". Engadget. Retrieved 2006-08-25. 
  4. ^ Weisman, Robert (2006). "Microsoft leader has big shoes to fill". Retrieved 2006-08-25. 
  5. ^ Justin, Martin (August 23, 2006). "How Google can make - or break - your company". CNN.