Google, Intel announce Chrome OS press confab

Google and Intel invite the press to check out their latest collaboration next week. All we know so far is that joint appearance involves Chrome OS and Chromebooks.

Acer Chromebook C720P
Acer's C720P Chromebook features a Haswell-based Intel Celeron processor and a touch screen. Sarah Tew/CNET

Google and Intel have partnered before on Chrome OS, Google's cloud-based operating system. Now, it looks like they're at it again.

The two companies will make a joint appearance involving Chrome OS on May 6, Google said in a press invite sent on Wednesday. Google's Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management for Chrome OS, and Intel's Navin Shenoy, vice president and general manager of the mobile computing group, will be on hand to make the announcements and take questions from the press.

The two companies collaborated last September when they announced four Haswell-powered Chromebooks from Hewlett-Packard, Acer, Asus, and Toshiba at the Intel Developer Forum. Chromebooks, laptops that run Chrome OS, are a small but growing part of the PC market. Chromebooks, which are often priced under $300, captured 21 percent of US notebook sales and 8 percent of the total PC and tablet market in 2013, according to NPD Group.

There's no word yet as to what the announcements will be.

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