A few months before, the Google Tablet was all but a pipe dream. And now, we might be able to see the first serious competitor to the iPad turn into reality. And the great news is that the upcoming tablet computer might be developed by Verizon and Google.
But if you’re expecting the Chromium OS to be running on the (currently-mythical) Google Tablet, you’ll be disappointed. Google has decided that Android will be the perfect operating system for its first tablet computer.
The tablet will run on Google’s Android operating system, Marquett Smith, a spokesman for Verizon, said today in a phone interview. He declined to elaborate and said the carrier will release more details later this week.
The device would accelerate the rivalry between Apple and Google, which already compete in wireless software and mobile advertising. Apple released the iPad in the U.S. on April 3 and sold a million of them in 28 days. Mountain View, California- based Google has worked to move beyond its core business of Internet search and into mobile services.
“Everyone is going to have a device that is going to compete with the iPad,” said Al Hilwa, an analyst at research firm IDC in Seattle. “Apple created that market, legitimized it. Everybody has seen that this is going to be huge.”
The Google Tablet running Android is a good idea, if you ask me. The iPad is running the iPhone OS and so far, the net has indicated that it has been running beautifully.
What do you think of this new development though? I’d like to hear your thoughts in the comments.