Google: definitely no Chrome OS tablet

Google: definitely no Chrome OS tabletIn the world of tablets and smartphones, we’re very much focused on Google’s Android, but there’s also Chrome OS ticking away in web-focused fashion on desktops and laptops.

In a recent word-fest, Google suggests there will be convergence between Android and Chrome OS, however there’s no chance we’ll see a tablet based purely on the latter.

Speaking to TechRadar, Google's VP of engineering, Linus Upson, says: "We are not working on a Chrome OS tablet. We have our hands full in delivering a wonderful experience on desktop and laptop and the Android team have their hands full bringing a great experience on phone and tablet.

“But the two teams are working together even more closely."

Linus points to Apple when suggesting that one manufacturer can successfully manage two largely independent operating systems. Team Cupertino has iOS for smartphones and tablets, and Mac OS for desktops and laptops.

On the other hand, Linus notes: “Microsoft demonstrated quite convincingly earlier this century that if you take one environment and jam it across all devices it wasn't going to work."

Amen to that, brother.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 31, 2012 at 14:04

what does that mean, Lewis?

Stelph  May. 31, 2012 at 14:37

Shame that, I remember the chrome concept that popped up in 2010, definalty the best concept for a tablet bar the microsoft courier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM91fVgkkOg

The closest we have to this thus far is the cornerstone for Android and Quasar for iPad, although these are more "bodged" and could have been implemented better if the OS was built with these windows in mind in the first place
http://www.onskreen.com/cornerstone/
http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/30/quasar-untabbed-windows-app-ipad-jailbreak/

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