It appears that Google is working with the companies to design and build devices specifically for its new OS, which it says is to ensure "an extraordinary end user experience".
"Among others, these companies include Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba", read the Google blog.
Notable absences from the list include Sony, which just launched its first netbook this week, MSI, Samsung and Dell – although that's not to say they won't get involved at a later stage.
It was said yesterday that the Linux-based OS would be aimed primarily at the fast-growing netbook sector, so expect yet more models to enter the market when it is finally released.
We'll keep you updated with all the news surrounding Google's new OS as we get it – be sure to let us know your thoughts below.