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Google Tablet OS?

posted Apr 7, 2011, 8:48 PM by Nathan Eliason   [ updated Apr 7, 2011, 8:57 PM ]
    Google programmers have begun to create a tablet version of Chrome OS, an operating system based around its popular browser.

    Although it won't divulge any details, Google admit working on the project as a high priority and are looking forward to the release. The initial Chrome OS was announced in 2009, and although it isn't offered to the public quite yet, a pilot release for developers and testers was released in the form of a small laptop, the CR-48.
    Many are speculating that this is Google's attempt at combating the Apple iPad, although work towards the Chrome OS have been dated to before its initial release. All can agree that the market for tablet computers is rapidly increasing, and many companies are jumping in, such as the Motorola Xoom, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and many other Android or third party tablets are joining in the fight for the consumer's cash. Although Android (the mobile operating system by Google) is the most popular operating system out there (simply due to its ability to exist on a wide variety of electronics), the Apple iPad is still the single most popular device in the means of tablet computing, but it is losing its lead. 
    Even with the release of the new iPad 2, many other products are shortening the gap Apple has had on its competitors, and the Google OS may finally take the prize in the new era of computing.