We had been quite excited about the prospect of a holiday release for Google’s Chrome PCs, but it seems it was just not meant to be. Google announced today that it is holding off on the launch of the netbook, as it is fixing some software bugs and wants 100% compatibility with other devices.
In a statement given to Reuters, Google product manager Sundar Pichai said “If I'm shooting for one holiday season, I wouldn't be working on it. This is a journey.” He also mentioned in a press briefing that they have made amazing progress, but aren’t fully done yet.
Google has not decided on a price, but the Web-centered netbooks may cost less than traditional PCs. To promote the web-centric nature of the device, Google has opened a web store where it will sell over 500 games, news and other software for Chrome.