Google Tablet?

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  1. jayducharme macrumors 68030

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  2. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    The big question is, where's MS in all of this?
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Where they always are. Hanging around, bashing the tech and waiting for the opportunity to steal it.
     
  4. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    I would have thought it was a complete joke until you realize that Chrome OS is likely going to be designed so it adapts to a tablet computer very easily. Don't be surprised that Google--using a lot of technology originally developed for the Android cellphone OS--unveils a tablet computer running a touch-enabled Chrome OS by this fall.
     
  5. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    As usual, MS depends on OEMs to pick up and run with what MS has started.

    MS has been doing R&D with their Codex and Courier projects for years, but don't seem able to get to a market point with them.

    And these days, most companies don't have the expensive depth of talent to create or finish such products on their own. HP tries pretty hard, but not quite enough.
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    google's OS model is more like MS than apple, it doesn't bundle the OS to a single hardware set.

    Talk about Tablet, wiki says:

    how exactly suddenly everybody pretend there was no such thing before apple is beyond me.
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    That might be because nobody—slowly, suddenly, or otherwise—is pretending that there was no such thing as a tablet computer before the Apple [rumored] slate. Quite the contrary. Most users are quite well aware that there have been tablet computers. We are aware that a third-party converted Macs into tablet computers. We are aware of the Microsoft Tablet PC. We are also aware of the fact that they sucked.

    It is the recognition of this fact that is at the heart of the criticism of Apple's [rumored] current effort. The thinking goes that Apple's [rumored] slate will not be any more successful than those that went before. Those of us who believe that Apple's [rumored] slate will be successful believe that Apple went to school on the past failures of others.

    Whether we are unredeemable skeptics or full-moon believers, our opinions of the Apple [rumored] slate is colored by our knowledge of the previous tablet computer efforts. Now run along, pull out your Tablet PC, and install Windows 7 on it.
     
  8. gigadigit macrumors member

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    On Google's home page right now, they are celebrating Issac Newton's bday and they have a falling Apple.
     
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    Please don't confuse him with the facts - it might keep him from being able to use the term "fanboi" somewhere in this thread.
     
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