Google Shows Off Its Concept UI For Google Chromiun OS On Tablet PC

It is ironic that Google has chosen this time to show off its concept UI for their Chromium OS on what appears to be a similar tablet to what Apple is releasing. I can now understand why Steve Jobs was ranting about Google doing no evil. I guess he feels that no one else but Apple should enter into the tablet market. Plus we all know that Apple doesn’t allow any crap to be released with its name on it. Right? Right! LOL

I bet I can prophesize what Google’s tablet, if and when it hits the street, will have that the iPad doesn’t. First and foremost it will have one or more USB slots and also one for memory cards. I will also guess that the price will be far less than Apple’s $499 entry tablet and will also include 3G standard and not a $130 option that Apple wants us to pay.

Here is a look-see at what Google is showing us on its Chromium site:

This page contains visual explorations of how a Chrome OS tablet UI might look in hardware. Some possibilities they explore include:

  • Keyboard interaction with the screen: anchored, split, attached to focus.
  • Launchers as an overlay, providing touch or search as means to access web sites.
  • Contextual actions triggered via dwell.
  • Zooming UI for multiple tabs
  • Tabs presented along the side of the screen
  • Creating multiple browsers on screen using a launcher

What will a Google powered tablet need to be successful? My first thought was that it needs to have the capability to multitask.

What does Google have to do to get you to buy a tablet with a Chromium OS?

Comments as always are welcome.


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  • tracker1

    I would suggest the following, as an Android phone user.

    1. Since it is closer to a PC, having two mini-pcie slots, one for the flash memory (similar to early netbooks) and another for the wireless + 3G, this way phone carriers can re-sell for their own networks, and users can upgrade for bigger onboard storage (say 8GB by default, user upgradable to 64GB).

    2. USB ports (one client and at least 2 host) are a must.

    3. Bluetooth support, within the wireless device would be nice, at least supported in the OS as an option, for external keyboard/mouse use. It would be nice to be able to set it on a stand, and use it for net-top chores.

    4. Must be capable of at least 720p h.264 (1080p would be nice too, depending on screen resolution).

    5. At least a 1280×720 screen size. My biggest issue with net-books is the 1024×600 screen.

    6. at least an 9 hour battery life under typical use, enough to start a work day, and continue without being tethered down.

    7. a built in webcam (720p capable would be nice, but 360×240 would be okay).

    8. some motion sensing for portrait vs. landscape mode.

    Other than the points above, not sure there’s much more I could ask for that I believe might not be included, or already thought of.

  • Rob Record

    To those who think the iPad is a failure, I point you to the anticipation from consumers and companies alike for copycat devices. This says to me that it was actually a good idea, but Apple-hating got in the way somehow.

  • IT DAY

    I very much like Tablet.

  • Kamung

    Thank you socool very mach. cool google tablet