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For the first time since the initial release in December 2010, Chrome OS based Chromebooks have outsold Apple Macbooks. Linn Haung of the IDC(International Data Corp.) confirmed Thursday to The Verge that first quarter shipments of Macbooks were around 1.76 million. Dell, HP and Lenovo reporting a combined Chromebook sales of nearly 2 million units places the cost-effective, new kid on the block in a firm lead in front of Apple’s Macbook whose sales have continued to slow over the past year. Check out the original article from The Verge here.
This news comes as a huge milestone for Google’s Chrome OS, which many said would never be a competitor for traditional PC’s and Mac OS machines.
But, now what? Chromebooks have essentially cornered the education market thanks to a combination of inexpensive devices combined with cloud-based user interface. But how will that transition to the consumer market?
With PC sales on a steady decline and Chromebook sales growing exponentially, Google has now made the push to make the Chrome OS experience even more all-encompassing. Hit the link below and check out our video on the Google I/O announcement about the Android Play Store coming to Chrome OS.
In the next article we will discuss the HUGE potential this has for Chrome and its users. Until then we would love your feedback.
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