The 10 Biggest Google Stories Of 2012


6. Google Pushes Chromebooks

Google hung tough with the marketing of its Chromebook through several iterations in 2012. In May, Google and Samsung jointly announced a second-generation Chromebook laptop and a Chromebox desktop, with prices starting at $399. The cloud-based Series 5 Chromebook and Series 3 Chromebox came with cloud storage capabilities.

In late June, Google said it was making Chromebooks available at Best Buy. In October, it unveiled a $249, 11.6-inch version.

In November, in time for the holiday season, and giving Google partners something for their Christmas stockings, Google released a $199, 11.6-inch Chromebook, made by Acer, called the Acer 7 Chromebook.



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