02
Jun
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Chromebooks are normally a little outside of our wheelhouse here at Android Police, but we figured that enough of our international readers would want to hear this that it warranted a post. According to this unaccountably rhyming entry on Google's official Chrome blog, Chromebooks will be available in nine new countries in the next few weeks.

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Chile, Denmark, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, and the Philippines should have models coming in a matter of days (Google says "starting today"), and Belgium, Italy, and Spain will get them in the next few weeks. Of course, getting your Chrome OS hardware isn't as easy as downloading an app: Google's hardware partners will have to pick and choose which models to release in which markets. But since most of the major PC manufacturers now make at least one Chromebook, including Samsung, Toshiba, HP, Acer, Dell, and Lenovo, there's a good chance that you'll have at least a few to choose from.

Google currently sells four Chromebooks directly on the Play Store: the Acer C720, the original Samsung Chromebook (now superseded by a new model, but still on sale), the HP Chromebook 11, and the ultra-premium Pixel. Google's hardware availability varies by country for each one, and the relevant Play Store support page hasn't been updated to reflect the new countries.

Source: Chrome Blog

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • krsnprvn

    Now they are expanding these to counties(not countries) wonderful...

    • http://friskychatter.com/ _jsw_

      Would this include parishes in Louisiana, or are those already covered?

  • Deckard_Cain

    The county sheriffs will be so happy!
    (I guess you meant countries).

  • mgamerz

    Nine whole counties! Wow! That's like 1/4 of my state.

  • Simon Belmont

    Countries? I think?

    If it's counties, then that's not a huge achievement. Haha.

  • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Z が あらわれた!

    Brazil still forgotten.

  • http://www.smsnetwork.org/ Mikael Jakobsson

    No Sweden shit them give Norway and Denmark but not sweden that was not funny.

    • Kristian Alvestad

      Ehm, you've had chromebooks in Sweden for a year now...

  • gdh

    Does it mean thet will be availiable in play stire or in shops

    • Mathias Kenting

      I think it will vary from country to country.

  • Lars Jeppesen

    I'm getting my parents the new Chromebook from Samsung. Great news

  • Richard

    Devices in New Zealand! That is a step forward, Hopefully nexus devices come next.

  • Msan

    Wow, I am from Mexico, but I dont want a Chromebook, I want a fu**ing NEXUS!

  • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

    Fuck you Google XD. I just went through the hassle of importing a Chromebook Pixel from the US, you better not put it tomorrow on your store at a lower price than all I had to pay for to be able to get one XDDD (of course, it would be a good thing if you do, but man, way to get burned).

  • GeorgeDao123

    How about Vietnam? I want a Chromebook.

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