Say what you will about Chromebooks (and we're sure many of you have plenty to say on the subject), but they're certainly gaining popularity, thanks in no small part to their low cost. In recent months, there's been no shortage of manufacturers pushing out new Chrome OS laptops, including Acer, Toshiba, Samsung and HP, among others.
As Google lines up more manufacturers, and those manufacturers continue to add new devices, Chromebooks are also expanding into new markets. Google has announced that a bunch of new countries will soon get some official Chromebook action in the days and weeks ahead.
Buyers in Chile, Denmark, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway and the Philippines will all be able to get their hands on a Chromebook soon. In the next few weeks, three European markets will be added too, with Belgium, Italy and Spain also joining the list of officially supported countries.
Google's announcement deviated slightly (okay, significantly) from established norms by ditching the usual dry stats and marketing fluff that typically pads out a press release, in favour of a poem, posted by David Shapiro, credited as 'Director of Chromebook Marketing and Occasional Versifier'.
Behold, in all its
Chromebooks are coming to nine more nations
to improve computing for all generations.
So we’d like to say our Hellos
to our new global Chromebook fellows:
Kia ora to our New Zealand mates,
where getting on-line will have shorter waits.
Kumusta to new friends in the Philippines,
a better way of computing is what this means.
Hallo to all the folks in Norway
Speed, simplicity and security are coming your way.
Hej Hej to the people in Denmark
Built-in virus protection will be your new computing benchmark.
To Mexico and Chile, Hola we say
Tons of apps and free automatic updates are starting today.
And in the coming weeks -- very soon, you’ll see --
Chromebooks will be in Belgium, Spain and Italy.
Chromebooks are easy to share, manage and use,
With lots of shapes, colors and sizes to choose.
Stay safe with your data stored in the cloud,
A smart pick like Chromebook will make your mom proud.
When Chromebooks in these countries alight,
We hope our new global friends find some computing delight.
We'll say no more.
Source: Google Chrome Blog | image via Samsung