This is a nice mock up concept, but I fear nothing more. I have been talking about an all inclusive tablet/E-reader device fohink this design platform would be great for r a while now. I even tried to patent one. This of course does not make me uber qualified or anything. I just have a lot of idea's.
I think this design platform would be great for a wide uptake in the current market. I also think it could be a very capable entry though. Everything I see with an actual release though seems under equipped. This one included really. Why would you want a tablet that runs a stripped down iPhone OS, or a stripped down web browser OS like Google Chrome?
I hope that sooner rather than later we see a device with at least UL laptop capabilities. The HP work seems to lean this way as do several others like the IBM/Lenovo equipment. However most of them are not on the market yet. I truly think the big boys should jump on this opportunity while it's in the public eye.
Now the tegra2 tablet thats one which seem more what I am am talking about. Although maybe a little under qualified equipment wise for what I am saying here. I am not really saying defined equipment, I am just talking capability wise here mainly.
OK, the mockup looks real pretty, but i must say my ethusiasm is damped by some realism. to be specific, the scale of things. lets assume that the 10" screen that they are stating it is best tailored to is across, and not diagonal, the mock users hands would be a MAXIMUM of 2" across and 2 1/2" wide to have such an ease of use.
now as my own hands are more than double that in size...
good points, Mike but I think the demo wasn't necessarily so much for the actual device but the UI
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So I guess we all have to shrug and call it "just a large Android phone?"
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@psychomike Hmmm...Google is using babies for their mockups it seems. Makes sense, that's how they brainstormed the name of their company. Gaggle was a close runner-up, followed by "Dada".
@rapid1 The Chrome OS could very well trump iPhone OS on tablets as well Windows 7 on netbooks. Remember, the biggest advantage would be to simply turn on your computer and be able to check your email within seconds, without waiting for windows to load up. So there is definitely a market for it. At the very least, you'd have the option of booting either Chrome OS or Windows if you've got both installed.
I guess the next question people will ask is...does it support Flash?
I'm greatly looking forward to see what Google can do with the Chrome OS on this format. I suspect we'll be seeing some serious technical innovation of a type which leaves Apple's iPad in the dust. No wonder Mr Jobs sounded so bitter !...
I'll be watching to see what this thing really is, what it costs and whether I'm Gonna need or want one of them.
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ya, i'll see if its worth buying when they actually have it made and have a low cost
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