Not so long ago when Google announced its Chrome OS it was really a given that netbooks using the new OS would eventually hit the market. Google has always said it planned on working with manufacturers to ensure Chrome runs well on hardware.
Rumors are now circulating that Google will be pushing a Google branded Chrome OS netbook. Undoubtedly, it will work with a major hardware maker for the netbook as it did for the Nexus One.
Reports claim that Google has given one hardware maker a very specific RFP with detailed tech specifications and has begun talking about building it. TechCrunch figures the machine is aiming at a holiday 2010 launch.