In its corporate blog post, Google outlined the vision for the Google Chrome OS. This is an exciting development, and validates and reflects what we have been seeing with Splashtop - people want instant-on computing; an easy-to-use interface; and a secure environment with no worries about malware or viruses. Here is how Google explains the motivation behind Chrome OS:
It's hard to keep up with all the great new devices out there by OEMs who are doing truly innovative things to make the consumer experience better and better. Every day I drool at all the shiny new devices featured on my favorite gadget blogs. It's nice to see Splashtop showing up on more and more of them. We're excited to announce a couple of new OEMs using Splashtop to bring instant internet to millions more consumers out there. This week we get to debut two! One by Acer and another by Sony.
The AspireRevo by Acer
When netbooks first came out, we were looking at them through the prism of the One Laptop Per Child project. They were expected to sell in developing countries, and become the first PCs for people who could not afford a regular notebook. Things turned out very differently.
In case you missed it, Wilson Rothman at Gizmodo wrote an awesome article about one of the first Voodoo production units scored by a reviewer. While he gushes about how thin and sexy it is, he spends a considerable amount of time talking about the Voodoo Instant On Solution (VIOS). Here's a snippet of his comments:
Did you see it? One of the coolest notebooks of all time? The one that HP is going to put up against the MacBook Air? The one that's all carbon fiber with backlit keys? It has a little something on it called Voodoo IOS which gets you online seconds after you hit the power button. Sound familiar? It should because Voodoo IOS is Splashtop.