Google Chrome OS Tablet Release Date 26 November… Maybe

Posted on Aug 20 2010 - 8:49am by Matt Jackson

Google itself aims to release a touch screen tablet PC just in time for Christmas apparently (in the US at least). The tablet, which will be manufactured by HTC and will be released on the 26th November.

Obviously it will be using the new Google Chrome operating system and other sketchy/leaked/assumed (delete as you see fit) details include the fact that it will have a multi-touch screen and will use the Tegra 2 chip from Nvidia. Whether it will dethrone the iPad remains to be seen but is unlikely given the incredible popularity of that particular little Apple gem, however, it could be a decent alternative.

Acer is also planning on releaseing a Google Chrome OS based system and has taken to the whole Google thing like a duck takes to water. With the popularity of the iPad ever growing, thanks to the fact that it has few viable rivals and offers a mass of apps and the such, it is unsurprising to see a number of manufacturers and companies throwing their hats onto the table and declaring themselves as Apple’s next rival.

The Google Chrome OS is being launched on the back of the increased Android mobile operating system popularity and it’s main aim is to get users logged on and online as quickly as possible. The Internet is where most of the system’s wizardry will occur so the system files and registry stored on the computer itself will be minimal.

While the operating system is initially being targeted at netbook users, mostly because of the fact that it should prove to be tiny in comparison to Microsoft offerings, it’s likely that any kind of success would see Google taking it mainstream with updated, and bigger and better versions.

Will Google Chrome OS be rocking your netbook?

Is Google going to take over the world some day soon?

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. gettafreebie August 20, 2010 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Has a Google Chrome OS official release date been announced yet?

  2. Matt August 20, 2010 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Not really – 2nd half of 2010 is all that's really been given so far.

    It won't be available for download anyway, certainly not straight away, and will only be shipped pre-installed on hardware like the HTC.

    So basically the release date is going to be the date that the first manufacturer knocks out something that runs on the OS.

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