Ever since we became aware of Google’s intentions to produce its own tablet, the anticipation has built up. Many of you may remember the blog post I wrote some time ago - Holy Cow! Google and Verizon to Launch Chrome OS Tablet. Recently, things seem to have gone quiet. As a naturally curious person, I have wondered why there has not been much said. I also began to wonder whether the tablet would be out at the end of this month.
According some of our sources though, the Google Tablet will be out at the end of this month. At we are not sure is which manufacturer is going to ship it. All we have been told is that it will be a “global brand vendor”.
Another claim we have heard recently is that Google will follow a similar strategy to its Nexus One Smartphone with an own branded Chrome OS netbook. This will see Google release its own netbook sold online exclusively using an ARM processor at its core. It is also understood that manufacturing of the netbook is by Inventec. What is not clear is whether the first Chrome OS netbook will actually be Google’s own branded hardware, or if a manufacturer already shipping netbook hardware will be first out of the gate.
I suppose you could say that my guess is as good as yours as to what will happen. Nevertheless, I say it once again – interesting times ahead.
Contribution by Olusegun Oyekanmi and can be followed on Twitter here; @oluoyekanmi
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