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"
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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RE[3]: Chrome OS
by Lennie on Mon 18th Apr 2011 16:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Chrome OS"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Why don't they create something for the appstore and Android to easily allow webapps or similair ? That would atleast be a start to get developers used to the idea.

Apps like on WebOS or something like that.

My guess is ChromeOS is like any other platform it takes time to get apps for the platform.

Obviously any website which gets some extra HTML5 added to it is a potential app for ChromeOS.

I think the whole point of ChromeOS is, it doesn't need to have a lot of capabilities.

It just needs to be the best damn browser with background automatic updates and 'cloud synchronisation' (a place to keep your own settings/bookmarks/app-choices and so on so different users can use the same device and you can use the same settings with different devices and the desktop and you have a backup in case the device breaks).

Edited 2011-04-18 16:20 UTC

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RE[3]: Chrome OS
by Lennie on Tue 19th Apr 2011 00:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Chrome OS"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

There is an other reason why Android is just annoying for Google, Oracle/patents/lawsuit.

Edited 2011-04-19 00:10 UTC

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