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Google's 9 Little-Known Hardware Products

By SiliconIndia  |   Wednesday, 03 April 2013, 06:07 Hrs
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Bangalore: Google is well known as the largest internet company in the world. Google Search, Gmail, Google+, Google Docs, Google Drive and many other Google services add up to the popular notion. But it remained as little known fact that Google has been into hardware business ever since it launched its search portal in 2002. Here’s the track down of 9 such hardware products by Google, as compiled by Times Of India. 

#9 Google Search Appliance

The Google Search Appliance is a rack-mounted yellow colored device that provided search results when connected to an intranet, document management system or web site using a Google search like interface for end-user retrieval of results. It was Google’s first venture into hardware in 2002, when it launched the Google Search Appliance. The device’s operating system was based on CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System, a Linux distribution). The software was produced by Google and the hardware was manufactured by Dell Computers.

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