Acer's Jim Wong recently confirmed that the company would not be launching a Chrome OS netbook until 2011. Wong said this would be in parallel with the "consumer launch" of the OS next year. This would mean that rumors of both Acer and HP launching Chrome OS offerings in December will not come to pass. Furthermore, it means that Google will not be able to capitalize on the 2010 holiday season.
Nevertheless, it appears that Chrome OS will officially be unveiled this year, if Google sticks to its agenda of having something ready for December, according to Engadget. A Google-branded Chrome OS netbook (think Nexus One) will reportedly launch for "friends and family." Since the OS isn't yet complete, the netbook would be aimed at the development and enthusiast community. Earlier this month, DigiTimes reported that 75,000 units are being manufactured by Taiwan ODM Inventec.