New Google Chromebits PC Stick, due out this Summer
Google has announced its new PC on a stick, Chromebit. Similar to the MeeGoPad PC on a stick only the Chromebit runs on Google’s Chrome OS. This OS runs the web-based software via the Chrome browser and can even manage a few Android apps.
This is clearly going to step up the competition between Google and Microsoft who are both vying for a share of the low cost computer market. While this may not rake in a lot of revenue for either company neither Microsoft, nor Google appear to be concerned, this strategy it appears, is more about endearing their software to the newer and younger generation of users. The children and teenagers that they hope in a few years or so will become their customer base, and pick a software platform they know.
Unlike some of the other PC sticks the hardware isn’t very impressive, but at less than $100 and relying on saving the majority of user data on the Cloud it doesn’t have to be ground breaking. Many people simply love the idea of taking a computer with them in their pocket and this device much like many of the Android PC sticks will enable them to do web browsing, media streaming and many other tasks by utilizing their big screen TV’s. When it’s not in use it the PC stick won’t take up much space and you could even leave it plugged into the back of your TV for when you need it next. Just don’t forget that it’s there.