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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Chrome OS
by quackalist on Mon 18th Apr 2011 14:59 UTC
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2007-08-27

Just thought I'd mention re: the discussion Android/Chrome OS that it would seem Chrome OS is actually about to enter stage left...

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2044223/google-readies-chr...

Dunno if I care or not.

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RE: Chrome OS
by Lennie on Mon 18th Apr 2011 15:15 in reply to "Chrome OS"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I think what the article says is wrong:

"The development of Chrome OS has been protracted and unlike the firm's Android operating system, which has had numerous public releases that added features, Chrome OS has been kept under wraps. Google's decision to keep Chrome OS private for so long has been questioned, not only by those who believe Android and Chrome OS do very similar things but also by those who wonder if Chrome OS will arrive too late to make any impact."

Are they confused by Android Honeycomb ? Because ChromiumOS (base for ChromeOS) is just an open source project, like Chromium (base for Chrome). You can even download it now and try it out, for example from Hexxeh:

http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/

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RE[2]: Chrome OS
by Kroc on Mon 18th Apr 2011 15:29 in reply to "RE: Chrome OS"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

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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