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Google is plugging away at developing a tablet version of its browser-based Chrome OS it originally discussed in February 2010, but details remain scant despite recent changes in the Chrome OS source code. "We are engaging in early open-source work for the tablet form factor, but we have nothing new to announce at this time," a …

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titles are for wimps!

I wonder when Google will integrate that nice bump-top software they nabbed a while back. Who would need any games on a tablet when you can flick your files around your desktop and throw virtual rubbish into your virtual rubbish bin on your virtual desktop ?

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Bad Application of Technology

I can't help feeling that the levitation tech obviously present in the first device would have far greater benefit in other fields of human endeavour...

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We spent all this money and have all this code around for this Chromium OS which now looks like its headed to a dead end, not unlike many of our recent projects. Maybe if we tie it to these cool new things called tablets it will appear to be a more palatable idea.

After all if you present it in a laptop format people might start demanding laptop functionality, at least with tablets we can blame the bugs and limitations as being all part of the new platform.

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Chrome OS + Android.

Andross?

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You had me until

the words "nothing new". Ahem.

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no network = nice door stop

maybe an infusion of HTML5 and Unicorn spit will help but right now if my Cr48 can't find a network it's a paperweight.

Sun tried the whole "the network is the computer" nonsense and now they are part of a database selling yatch broker... hopefully Google won't fall for the same bull

The Chrome centric, extentions enhanced, lightweight and great battery life experience is good... but I like to work offline (there are still places - like planes - where WiFi isn't guaranteed or is expensive) and the paradigm of opening a new tab to fire up a calculator and having to toggle from one to the other is just a pain

Oh and ChromeOS as a media platform right now... sucks. Limited codec support, no DRM and a really unstable Flash means that sites like Hulu, Netflix or even youTube are pretty poor experiences

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What's in a name?

"Chrondroid, anyone? Or would you prefer Androme?"

If I may, WebOS?

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