The 'Google for India' event which was held at Delhi today, saw some promising things coming from Google like public Wi-Fi access at about 100 railway stations, language keyboard, translations, etc.
At the Google for India event a senior Google person has said that Asus will launch the Chromebit compact stick running Chrome OS in India in the January 2016. The Chromebit plugs directly into an HDMI port of a Television or a monitor and turns it into a Chromebook. The best part is the Chromebit is cost effective medium to a Chromebook. While people looking for a full fledged Chrome OS based device can always opt for the Chromebook, others can opt for the the Chromebook. The chromebit looks more like a Dongle. The Chromebit went for sale in the US last month for $85.
The Chromebit ships with an HDMI extension cable and adhesive hook-and-loop stickers. This allows users to easily access the USB port and display position. The Chromebit comes with a separate DC adapter that provides power.
Asus Chromebit CS10 specifications:
Quad-Core Rockchip RK3288-C processor with four ARM Cortex-A17 cores and Mali T764 GPU,2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB eMMC storage. The Chromebit is powered by the Chrome OS. Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.0. The Chromebit has a dimensions 123 x 31 x 17 mm and weighs 75 grams. The Chromebit ships with an HDMI extension cable and adhesive hook-and-loop stickers so that you can hide the device behind a display or position it out front for easier access to the USB port. It also comes with a separate DC adapter that provides power. The Asus Chromebit will go on sale in India next month for Rs. 7,999.