May 11 AT 12:01 PM Edgar Cervantes 13 Comments

Google I/O day 2 giveaways: Verizon 4G LTE hotspot and Chrome notebook

Samsung seems to really be taking the stage away this year, at least when it comes to giveaways. Yesterday, all Google I/O attendees got a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which is a huge giveaway by itself. We have just found out that Samsung’s Honeycomb tablet is not the only thing developers are going home with tonight. Samsung (along with Verizon) is also giving away a 4G LTE hotspot device to everyone at the Moscone center today.

Though this device should theoretically get from 5-12 MB down speeds, some speed tests out there have shown that it can reach higher than 20 (far surpassing many home connections, even). This device will surely keep all developers happy and well connected, and for free, things can not get any better! Don’t we wish we were there?


Google has just announced that they will also give away a Chrome notebook to everyone at Google I/O. The notebooks are not in San Francisco just yet though. Google I/O attendees will be receiving more information in the near future, and the Chrome notebooks should be available by June 15th.

Altogether, developers are walking out with three devices today: a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, a Samsung 4G LTE hotspot, and a Chrome notebook. You are some lucky guys!

Check out Google’s new ad for Chrome OS. Do you guys think Chrome OS is the way to go? Would you use it instead of Windows or Mac?

Via: Image via Android Police

Source: Google

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  • http://Website Dylan

    Don’t forget a new chromebook!

    • Aspeds2989

      Yea, these Chromebooks will turn out the same way as Android. Count me on this — you think it’s not a big deal now, but in 2 or 3 years they’ll have taken over the market.

  • pchristensen

    As a member of the Cr-48 program, although I love the chromebook, it is not a replacement for a full laptop for many of us. Most things I can do. Write documents, email, communicating with people, browse the web, what ever, but one thing I cannot do is any serious development. There are some web based IDEs out there, but so far as I know, none that support c#. For me, this is not an “instead of” windows/mac, it is an “along side of.” I think a more realistic option would be chromebook or tablet.

  • kwills88

    If i can’t use Photoshop..then the chromebook would be a pointless purchase..they honestly should have used the Honey comb ui/system for their chromebook with desktop functionality.

  • http://Website Dennis

    A glorified netbook? lol. OK.

  • http://Website Ryan Kim

    Google needs to make an Android supporting Java IDE if they want to replace all the developers computers.

    • http://Website Ryan Kim

      an ide on the web

  • http://Website Andres

    I love my Cr-48, it has replaced my home laptop for 95% of everything I do. It’s the new family computer. But most of what we do is browse the web, check email.

    For work this would also allow me to do 95% percent of what I do. As a manager, most of what I do is via email and web-based. But it does have two major drawbacks: 1) in lieu of Outlook on the desktop accessing my office’s Outlook Web Access and having to use the light interface is sub-par, since my company doesn’t want to upgrade to v10 and 2) while editing office documents is possible by uploading to Google Docs, it’s still a sucky experience and more trouble than it’s worth.

    A tablet, with it’s Exchange integration and open-office apps is all I need, but I hate the form factor, as I’m constantly writing emails, IM, on web tools, etc.

    A Chromebook is about 5% away from completely replacing all my computer needs, but it’s an important 5% that I can’t sacrifice for now.

  • http://Website Simon

    Whats with pple thinking chromebook is meant to replace laptops!?? It’s not a replacement… not in a long shot!
    I can’t believe pple expect to Photoshop and to develop (program) on the chromebook!
    it’s designed for the other 99% of tasks that are completed on the web.

    That being said, personally i still haven’t been able to find the differences between chromebook and an android tablet. I think android tablets with a keyboard attached would replace a chromebook.

    I’d very interested to hear from pple who have experience in both chromebook and android tablets.

  • http://Website Roger

    Don’t forget that the developers attending one of the gaming sessions also left with a free Xperia Play. Unfortunately, I decided to skip that particular session….

  • Alex

    It seems to me that Chrome OS doesn’t really bring anything new to the table. Most of the things that they highlight can already be done by many laptops and tablets. Web-centric experience? There are already so many apps and programs out there that let you store things in the cloud. I’m not sold by this. What do you guys think? Want more reasons why this OS won’t catch on the way Google thinks it will?

  • http://Website carlo

    Any news about chromebook for the google attendees?

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