- 02-08-2010, 08:29 PM #2
- 1,154 Posts
I'm not sure that everything as a web app is a better model than discrete apps, but I'm sure that there will be some people who love it. For the average, non-geek user, who probably has owned an iPod at some point and has iTunes loaded with music and maybe some tv shows and movies, I think that the iPad would be a stronger draw.
- 02-25-2010, 03:07 PM #4
- 05-11-2011, 01:50 PM #5
when I saw the new Chromebooks in action during Google IO's keynote today, I definitely asked myself, "where's the Chrome tablet?"
as a business user, I was disappointed to find out that Google Docs works terribly on Android tablets. on a Chrome tablet though, GDocs would work great!
I'm not spending money on an Android tablet now. I'll wait for the Chrome tablets, or - better yet - a Chrome Transformer-type device.
- 05-11-2011, 08:51 PM #6
- 79 Posts
I just finished watching the Chrome Keynote. Halfway thru the ChromeOS section it dawned on me that the ChromeOS is better suited on a tablet than a laptop. And I would love to have a ChromeOS tablet.
I'm also thanking that with the NFC features and the Open Accessory APIs, a ChromeOS tablet should be able to see and handle notifications from an Android phone.Palm V => Palm Zire 31 => Palm Tungsten E => Palm 700WX => Sprint Touch => Sprint Hero => Droid Incredible => Galaxy Nexus
- 05-12-2011, 09:20 PM #7
- 05-12-2011, 09:29 PM #8
- 05-12-2011, 10:03 PM #9
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- Stock/ 4.1.1 (both)
Well, the OS -is- merely a beefed up Web Browser sitting on a Linux Kernel. I can't really see it competing with full-fledged apps, unless they do expand offline capabilities.
And if they do, then I have to ask why they are doing it. Why not just put more resources into fixing the bugs that people are complaining about with Android? I don't see the point of a Chrome OS Tablet, maybe I'm just weird.
I do see the point of an Android Tablet, though.
- 05-13-2011, 01:54 PM #10
Chrome OS is beginning to make more sense to a lot of users - maybe not you. My email, my pictures, most of my business and education docs are already online. I don't use the more advanced software, which requires the Windows OS, until I get back to my home office. So, these lighter, longer-life laptops might make more sense for me while I'm on the road. Although, I'd prefer to have Chrome OS on a Transformer-type device, giving me both a tablet and a netbook.
Most of my clients, who are small-medium sized businesses, are already in the cloud (Google Apps), too. Some of those clients are pilots, who would love to have a laptop that
1) isn't over-priced, like Apple,
2) actually gets 8+ hours of battery life and
3) gives them access to the typical services that they use, every one of which happens to be web-based.
As for why Google is pursuing 2 platforms - Google OS and Android - at the same time -- I don't have an answer for that one. I think the answer to that question will present itself as both platforms mature a bit more. Too early to tell without being involved in Google's meetings.