Will Google reveal a tablet PC as well as the Nexus One?

4 January 2010

Tomorrow is the day the world expects to see exactly how much of a blinder Google has pulled, when it's likely to reveal the Nexus One handset to the world. Reports from those who have fingered the device, which escaped into the wild the week before Christmas, are ambrosial. Google seem to be taking the fight to Apple, but perhaps it won't stop at smartphones. There are reports that handset manufacturer HTC has been working on a new product for Google - tablet PC. [Note - if you're already bored or reading about tablets, 2010 is going too be the longest, most tedious year of your life. Kill yourself now.] According to Australian tech website Smarthouse:

"HTC, which been working closely with Google for the past 18 months, has several working models of a touch tablet, including one model based on the new Google Chrome Operating System, say sources."

2010 may be the year Google attempts to dominate the OS landscape, not only on mobiles with its open-source Android PS, but on PCs and laptops with the Chrome operating system. Launching a low cost tablet that undercuts whatever Apple has to offer would be one way to push Chrome into the marketplace.

Bitterwallet - Google tablet with Chrome OS

The problem is that marketplace doesn't yet exist - for all the talk of manufacturers developing tablet PCs, every single one of them is waiting for Apple to create and define the market. If Google are working on a tablet, would they ever be brave enough to announce the fact before Apple? Computer says no.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile

4 comments

  • Nobby
    Mmmm ... rice pudding.
  • FatalException
    "The problem is that marketplace doesn’t yet exist – for all the talk of manufacturers developing tablet PCs, every single one of them is waiting for Apple to create and define the market. If Google are working on a tablet, would they ever be brave enough to announce the fact before Apple? Computer says no." lol wut. Tablet PCs have been around for a while now.
  • Paul S.
    Name one. There are tablets kicking about but they're curiosities and certainly not mainstream products. It's going to take Apple to show the marketplace what a tablet can do and why consumers should have one - once they carve out a market for the product, then the other manufacturers will really start throwing some resource into developing and marketing their own products.
  • Samuel M.
    Economic crisis is not finished, you are better What? I was unemployed for one year so far have not found work, I'm not contented in this life, I want to be successful. Who is feasible or success guide?

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