The Cr-48 and Chrome OS: Google's vision of the net
Posted Jan 18, 2011 8:56 UTC (Tue) by nix
Parent article: The Cr-48 and Chrome OS: Google's vision of the net
100Mb/month seems terribly small, even for nothing but web browsing: a few Mb a day, a few dozen web pages perhaps. I use easily five times that much just on web browsing without trying and I'm not a heavy user by any means. A couple of YouTube downloads and you've blown half a month's bandwidth... I know mobile plans are usoriously expensive but this seems overly strict even by those standards.
Even updates are out of the user's hands: they happen when the Chrome OS Gods determine that the time is right.
How does it know you've got any bandwidth left? How do you know how big the update is so as to know how much bandwidth to leave unused?
I must presume that this 100Mb/month thing is an intentionally tiny figure for test devices only, to be boosted to something useful once the system is on sale.
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