Google is putting out it's own OS based netbooks based on the Google Chrome browser operating system. I guess they modeling the manufacturing model after Android smartphones where Google isn't selling the netbook under their own brand but under other companies' brands like Samsung, Acer, etc.... http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=os_chrm_58?&node=2858603011
Yep, I just got the Acer Chromebook. Only has the "Android" Chrome browser. No other apps. Fast. Opens in 8 seconds closes in 2 seconds. I use all of the Google "cloud". Gmail. Google Docs, Picasso, etc. I don't do heavy web or file editing --so Chromebook is all I need except for a phone and texting. I think there might be Chromebook extensions (Skype) for those things as well soon. But wireless only no dial up modem.