Google building a tablet version of Chrome OS

Emil

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Details in the source code reveal that Google is building a tablet version of Chrome OS. The search giant confirmed the news, but it wouldn't discuss timing details, saying simply that tablets are not a priority for the browser-based operating system.

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lawfer

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Am I the only one that thinks they should have done THIS instead of building a Chrome OS netbook? I guess to me, a Chrome OS tablet is much more practical...
 

mario

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Well there wasn't an iPad announced when they unveiled ChromeOS. The iPad changed the scenery for the future of computing and tablets.
 

Jurassic4096

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No you're not.

I won't touch any Google device until there is one for smartphones, and one for tablets/netbooks. Android OS 1.5 and 1.6 phones are still out there. that blew my mind. fix that first. That is the only thing stopping me from going Android/Honeycomb. I won't buy one and wait. We've seen what good that's done in the past.
 

Trillionsin

Posts: 1,879   +465
jurassic4096 said:
No you're not.

I won't touch any Google device until there is one for smartphones, and one for tablets/netbooks. Android OS 1.5 and 1.6 phones are still out there. that blew my mind. fix that first. That is the only thing stopping me from going Android/Honeycomb. I won't buy one and wait. We've seen what good that's done in the past.
I dont think you'll have to wait too long... if you can afford it, or root it.
 

matrix86

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You have to be connected to a network of some type to do ANYTHING on Chrome OS. And that right there, ladies and gentlemen, is why I refuse to use Chrome OS. I like being able to access my apps and media while not online. Split second boot time means nothing if you can't access anything off line.
 
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This is a great read........im going to look more into this information i think that this would definitely be of some good.


http://itsme-android.blogspot.com/
 

spydercanopus

Posts: 858   +127
I predict Chrome OS will eventually be eaten by Android, giving a real OS with a real browser on touch devices.
 
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You're not the only one...I already have a netbook, and I don't use it anymore. If Google were to release a tablet running OS I'd scoop it - I'd even wait for it if it were coming out later this year. But since they're not, I'm getting an iPad. I don't need another netbook - in fact, the netbook is less practical than the tablet. Iwas nice to take notes on while I used it, but the tablet does everything and more, and it's more portable for every day use. I guess they didn't know ahead of time when they put the Chromebook into development that Apple was going to release a tablet, but...*shrug* it was weird for them to put out a netbook when the market is moving away from netbooks.

The cloud computing thing is a good idea (I'm connected to a network 99% of the time, and when I'm not, I'm typically not using my computer), but put it on a tablet.