By Chris Scott Barr
There’s no denying that Apple’s iPad has stirred up a lot of excitement about tablet computing. That’s not to say that everyone is in love with the iPad itself, rather, they like the idea of what tablets could be. Many eyes have been looking to Google, as their Android platform has been a successful rival to the iOS. Fresh rumors are pegging a Google tablet as being released on Verizon November 26th.
The most unfortunate part of the rumor is that the tablet is going to run Chrome OS, rather than Android. This could be a deal-breaker, as many potential buyers would be more attracted to the already-established Android platform and all of the available apps for it. With the impending Android 3.0 being tablet-friendly, this does sound like an odd move.
Rumored specs include a 1280×720 multitouch display powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB SSD, WiFi/Bluetooth/3G connectivity, GPS, webcam and a multi-card reader. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out. Hopefully we’ll see something that gives the iPad a run for its money.