David Steel, executive vice president of Samsung Electronics, introduces the Samsung Series 5, which was presented at a Google I/O keynote earlier in the day. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Google in launching what we consider to be an entirely new product category,” Steel said. He noted that consumers are spending more time online and credited Google with being the leader recognizing this trend. Chromebooks, Steel said, will help users access applications online.
2Pichai is Everywhere
Google’s Pichai said it’s been a four-and-a-half-year journey from the Chrome browser to Chrome OS. Pichai argued the Chromebook will grow on users over time because the OS continually “gets better over time,” which doesn’t happen in the traditional computing industry where machines get junked in favor of new models.
14Gmail on the Series 5
15Running a Gmail Chat Session
Check out this HBO Go application on the crisp Series 5 screen. In general, applications loaded within seconds, a nice reprieve from waiting several seconds for localized applications to load up.