Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 17th Apr 2011 21:59 UTC
Podcasts Is it that we desire what is sold to us, or is it that OEMs will sell whatever it is they want and we'll buy it? Like it or not, we are being forced into a brave new world, which has no certainty that it will even last yet. I am of course talking about tablets. Come this holiday season (wait, isn't the whole year just a long string of commercial holidays?), you won't be able to browse an isle at a computer store without being assaulted by tablets. Big ones, small ones, Android ones, HP ones, RIM ones, Apple ones. Asides some discussion on GNOME3, we delve into this uncertain territory that has yet to play all its cards. Why is Google withholding the Honeycomb source, and what could be going on behind closed doors? What has Sony's recent actions have to do with "ownership", and what has this meant to GeoHot? Is RIM capable of delivering a product that will deliver their promises, and is Google between a rock and a hard place with Android and Chrome OS? Find it all, here, on the new* OSNews Podcast. (*not actually new)
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RE[2]: Chrome OS
by Kroc on Mon 18th Apr 2011 15:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Chrome OS"
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What’s more, the rug could be pulled from under their feet. Changes in ChromeOS show a touch-screen keyboard interface going in. OEMs may be saying that they are not interested (and don’t see much revenue) in traditional laptops any more (because of the tablet hype) forcing Google to adapt Chrome OS to touch-screens. But then, what is the point of Chrome OS when there’s already Android 3, which offers a ton more?

I think Google are simply not willing to admit to the troubles they’re having with positioning Chrome OS. Chrome OS is their vision of how it's all supposed to be, and now Android has stomped all over that dream.

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