My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Google Chrome OS for Tablets Coming - Around the World in 80 Days

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Google Chrome OS for Tablets Coming - Around the World in 80 Days

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads to good fortune

Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, IV, 3

In what may be a world record for me (blog fans applause!) this post will be a very short one and to the point for once. 

Google Chrome OS for Tablets may be on the horizon as the article “Video emerges showing Chromium OS for tablets”, published AUGUST 8, 2011 6:08 PM PDT by Christopher MacManus, CNET News – Crave.  Francois Beaufort, a French Developer, discovered this hidden within the latest build of Google Chrome OS via a tweak of the Touch Keyboard Interface.

Whether this was intentional on the part of Google is open for speculation, as it may be a preset for a pending launch of Google Chrome OS on Tablets.

My connection to this most auspicious of confirmations by a French Web Developer? My blog article entitled “Asus Transformer vs Apple iPad 2 - X-Men First Class for Ludacris' Numba' One Spot” mentioned the fact that Taiwanese Tablet Maker Asus has plans for Tablets running various OS, including Google Chrome.

I suspected that Google Chrome OS would be going Tablets soon, as despite the definitiveness of then Google CEO Eric Schmidt in an interview with EnGadget at Web 2.0 in November 2010AD as stated in the article “Eric Schmidt: Chrome OS aimed at keyboard based solutions, android optimized for touch”, published November 15th 2010 by Joanna Stern, EnGadget.

Google Android has been the news so much lately as stated in my blog article entitled “Android Tablets Marketshare gain over the Apple iPad - Clear and Present Danger” that I have (honestly!) totally forgotten about Google Chrome OS.

I have neglected to follow up on the NC (Network Computer) phenomenon that is the ChromeBook and what it means for Open Source as stated in my blog article entitled  “Google Chrome OS and Open Source - Star Wars A New Hope”.

There is now even a Cloud-Base smartphone in the works to be launched later this month named Aliyun as stated in the article “Move over Android, China has a new cloud-based phone!”, published July 28, 2011, 9:21am PT By Kevin C. Tofel, GigaOM. Developed for the past three (3) year by Chinese online payment giant Alibaba, PayPal’s counterpart, it heralds the first Cloud-Based phone I know of, and may deserve an article for itself later.

I even speculated Apple would be going this route to make a cheaper Apple iPhone as stated in my blog article entitled  “Apple and the Cloud Phone - Cheaper by the Dozen and Up in the Air” and my Geezam Blog article entitled “Towards a cheaper Apple iPhone – Batteries Not Included” for those folks still on the fence who want a smartphone but don’t want to be locked into a two (2) years contract.

Especially now, with a Recession looming as predicted in my blog article entitled  “EU, USA and the Second Recession - Economist Dennis Chung's Andromeda and The Long Night”.

So we may soon be in for a treat in the form of a Google Chrome OS. Don’t be surprised too if you hear reports of Mozilla Firefox also looking for a hardware dancing partner to make a NC with their own browser based OS named Boot to Gecko as stated in the article “Mozilla starts coding for mobiles and tablets”, published 26 July 2011, last updated at 10:26 GMT, BBC News.

Most likely to run on the new ultrathin and ultralight Laptop specifications by Intel named Ultrabooks as stated in my blog article entitled  “Intel and the UltraBook - Stephen King's MacBook and iPad Thinner Hex”.

Also deserving of another article! Damn man, that two (2) so far!!

This despite the naysayers against Cloud-Computing, pointing out:

  1. The lack of guarantee of the five 9’s i.e. 99.999% uptime
  2. The security and privacy concerns with Google Chrome and their Cloud-Based Servers
  3. The fact that you need to be always connected to have access to your data. 
This as nicely condensed in article “Chromebooks Are Doomed to Fail”, published May 15, 2011 6:49 AM By Tony Bradley, PCWorld and the article “Whatever you do, don't buy a Chromebook”, published JUNE 17, 2011 by Galen Gruman, InfoWorld.

Thus, with these Cloud-based developments in the smartphone, Tablet and Ultrabook space, Cloud-Based Computing is coming of age as stated in my Geezam Blog article entitled “Digicel’s Cloud Backup Services – A deep Analysis”, Cloud-computing still has the potential to take us Around the World in 80 Days (2004).

1 comment:

Lucas Kain said...

As usual, I love your thoughts. I think the new Chrome OS will be quite awesome, judging by Chrome as it is.

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