HTC is reportedly considering creating an 'internet access device' using Chrome OS and Android.
It's not abundantly clear how this dual-OS scenario would work, perhaps by dual-booting the two OSes or in some mash-up between the two.
We're not sure what form the 'internet access device' would take either - HTC has more heritage in mobile devices like the smartphone and tablet, but Chromebooks have thus far been netbook-style offerings and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) really has the tablet side of things covered.
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The news that HTC is eyeing Chrome OS comes despite disappointing sales of the Acer and Samsung Chromebooks already on the market.
We're not really convinced that HTC would make a netbook - and with HTC and Google staying firmly silent on the matter and only Digitimes and its anonymous source's word to go on, we can't award this rumour much more than a grudging 'it's possible' on the TechRadar rumourometer.
Is there even life in the old Chromebook yet? We ask and answer the eternal cloud-loving netbook questions in our video on the topic below: