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Chromebooks are coming to more countries, says a horribly cheesy poem from Google

Samsung's 11.6-inch Chromebook Series 2
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Chromebook devices powered by Google’s Chrome OS are on their way to nine more countries, Google announced today — in a poem.

Google confirmed that New Zealand, Norway, Denmark, Mexico, Chile, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Philippines will soon get access to Chromebook devices, though it didn’t detail which models are coming or when they’re expected to arrive. Still, Chromebook marketing director and “occasional versifier” David Shapiro offered a few timing hints in his rhymes.

To Mexico and Chile, Hola we say
Tons of apps and free automatic updates are starting today.

And in the coming weeks — very soon, you’ll see —
Chromebooks will be in Belgium, Spain, and Italy.

Chromebooks, the minimalist laptops powered by Google’s browser-based Chrome operating system, finished 2013 with strong holiday sales. Marker research firm IDC pegs 2013 Chromebook sales at 2.5 million, saying the cheap, low-power-consuming computers account for roughly one percent of the total PC market. The devices have found sizable support in the education market, though they have yet to catch on in the ultra-valuable enterprise market.

Samsung is the leading Chromebook vendor, with offerings from HP, Lenovo, and Acer garnering only a tiny sliver of global Chromebook sales, according to IDC. In March, Samsung introduced several new Chromebook models to stay ahead of the competition. Perhaps some of Samsung’s latest Chromebooks will show up in the international market.

Here’s Shapiro’s full poem for your enjoyment.

Chromebooks are coming to nine more nations
to improve computing for all generations.

So we’d like to say our Hellos
to our new global Chromebook fellows:

Kia ora to our New Zealand mates,
where getting on-line will have shorter waits.

Kumusta to new friends in the Philippines,
a better way of computing is what this means.

Hallo to all the folks in Norway
Speed, simplicity and security are coming your way.

Hej Hej to the people in Denmark
Built-in virus protection will be your new computing benchmark.

To Mexico and Chile, Hola we say
Tons of apps and free automatic updates are starting today.

And in the coming weeks — very soon, you’ll see —
Chromebooks will be in Belgium, Spain and Italy.

Chromebooks are easy to share, manage and use,
With lots of shapes, colors and sizes to choose.

Stay safe with your data stored in the cloud,
A smart pick like Chromebook will make your mom proud.

When Chromebooks in these countries alight,
We hope our new global friends find some computing delight.

More information:

Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major glob... read more »

Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest Sout... read more »

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