Google Announces Partners for Chrome OS

Now that Google Chrome OS has been announced, the partners who would be working with Google have also been declared. Of the many players in the technology space, Google has chosen Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments as Chrome OS supporting partners.

It's a bit surprising that Google managed to rope in four major PC makers, which include Acer, HP, Asus and Lenovo but left out Dell.
The Chrome OS is an open source project and will be available and accessible to all for free. Well, we already have a Linux-kernel based Ubuntu for free, but that's a different story.
Following the Chrome OS announcement, Google's VP Product Management and Linus Upson, Engineering Director, Sundar Pichai wrote a short blog post on the official Google blog FAQ about the Google Chrome OS. In the post he mentioned that the OS would be open source and the source code would be publicly released later this year.