Picture 11 Google OS announces Partners: Acer, HP and more...Unlike Apple, Google isn’t leaving too many of us guessing. The company is gradually opening up with nuggets of information about the new OS.

In a short FAQ on the Google Chrome blog, the search giant shared a little about the upcoming Google Chrome OS.

Here are the important points:

  • It’s open source and therefore will be free.
  • Developers can’t get involved just yet but later this year, the company will look forward to “working with the open source community”
  • Google is partnering with a number of companies, among them: Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments.
  • A number of engineering positions are available, presumably to work specifically on the new OS. Full details here.

Looking forward to Monday, and what Microsoft could have up their sleeves. As I mentioned earlier however, I think there’ll only be two companies left standing.