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tokevmur
3rd February 2010, 11:43 AM
Google iPad?

Google tablet to give Apple a touch of its own medicine (http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/google-tablet-to-give-apple-a-touch-of-its-own-medicine-20100203-nc8u.html?autostart=1)

mallo
3rd February 2010, 11:45 AM
Looks like Google are teaming up with HTC to put together a tablet to run Chrome OS.

Interesting indeed.

Let the apple/google politics games resume...

Google and HTC Working On a Chrome OS Tablet - Googletablet - Gizmodo (http://gizmodo.com/5438716/google-and-htc-working-on-a-chrome-os-tablet)

Google tablet to give Apple a touch of its own medicine (http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/computers/google-tablet-to-give-apple-a-touch-of-its-own-medicine-20100203-nc8u.html?autostart=1)

EDIT: just beaten to the punch - http://forums.mactalk.com.au/19/80592-google-ipad.html

kevinnugent
3rd February 2010, 12:08 PM
Bring. It. On. Competition is good.

Cybix
3rd February 2010, 01:02 PM
Unless Google come up with an app-store or some kind of easily accessible repository for plugins/software/addon's, it's already FAIL.

entropy
3rd February 2010, 01:05 PM
I bet it has a camera and SD card slot!

Seriously though, it will become the tablet alternate for those that don't want to be one of the cool kids.

tcn33
3rd February 2010, 01:12 PM
Seriously though, it will become the tablet alternate for those that don't want to be one of the cool kids.

Nuh uh, they'll be using the P88 (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/02/chinese-ipad-maker-threatens-to-sue-apple-for-plagiarism/)!

:p

mac_man_luke
3rd February 2010, 01:19 PM
I can imagine the google tablet will work very nicely with google docs etc

Would be more net based apps than native apps imo

Phormic
3rd February 2010, 01:30 PM
...meanwhile, at Google HQ.

"QUICK! Get something out, anything! Apple are sucking away all the publicity oxygen. We have to show we're still in the game! Hell, Microsoft did it with Courier. Do we have even an artist's impression of a Google pad? Oh we've animated it! Even better! OK, upload it to YouTube and speak to marketing about doing a leaked press release."

Minkey
3rd February 2010, 01:37 PM
If I was Google I would have mocked up something in Photoshop that:

was playing flash, showed a camera, an sd slot and a USB port.

Just to stir things up.

And the desperately try and build it...

mmulhern
3rd February 2010, 01:51 PM
Look at me! Look at me! LOOK AT ME! pleeeease!

scar68
3rd February 2010, 02:09 PM
Very lite on details let alone a release date.

The launch of the iPad, which love it or loath it, was a PR and marketing masterpiece. The publicity and media coverage bordered on hysterical. Companies all over the world must be so very jealous.

Bring it on. Competition is excellent and a serious contender to the Apple product will be good for everyone.

nibbles
3rd February 2010, 05:36 PM
If googles device has flash that would make it stand out to some people but as someone else said it will probably be net based meaning no appstore, I believe it would be quite hard to compete with apple as their devices are of a better design & build quality and also have heaps of apps to begin with

Mecha
3rd February 2010, 07:02 PM
Bring. It. On. Competition is good.

My thoughts exactly.

ozerus
3rd February 2010, 09:12 PM
How big was that bloody screen? 20inches?

thenewblack
6th February 2010, 07:36 AM
Ring ring, ring ring - hey Google, it's Apple calling from April 2003, they want their vaporware back.