According to DigiTimes, Google may be considering axing their development and marketing subsidies due to “booming sales”.
DigiTimes didn’t link to any sources, but referenced “Taiwan based supply chain makers” so it’s unclear how much truth there is to this rumor, but just about every tech blog you can find on Google is taking DigiTime’s word for it.
Does this mean the end of inexpensive Chromebooks? Has ChromeOS gained enough traction to be able to afford a move like that? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
I almost wonder if Google should have waited until Google Docs was a bit more robust before making such a decision, as Microsoft Office seems to be the biggest obstacle in the road to freedom from Microsoft.
But I trust that Google knows what they’re doing.