What would the Google Chrome OS look like in tablet form?

What would the Google Chrome OS look like in tablet form?
Now that Apple has apparently legitimized the tablet form factor with the iPad,  it looks like the latter might find itself in a challenge with Google's Chrome OS. One of Google's developers who worked on the OS, Glen Murphy, has put together a video of what the OS would look like on a Google Tablet. Pictures of the tablet were posted on the Chromium site which is not an official Google mouthpiece. But since Murphy did put together the mock-ups and the video, there is a good chance that a Google Tablet using the Chrome OS would look very similar to what you are seeing.

Unlike the iPad, there could be multiple manufacturers making a "Google Tablet" as the Google Chrome OS won't be used by just one company. The Mountain View based firm would keep an eye on the hardware companies to make sure that any Google Tablet lives up to certain specifications. Just like the Nexus One is called the "Google Phone", one hardware company's tablet might end up being labeled the "Google Tablet". Again, this is merely a mock-up, but it sure looks like something that we could find very useful.

source: TheChromiumProjects via theChromesource

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7 Comments

1. adixxx

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

cool!

2. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

maybe this is the reason why jobs was so pissed... this thing looks so cool

3. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

that concept is HUGE.. unlike my.. nevermind.. maybe the concept person has the hands of the guy from all those burger king commercials

4. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I'm seriously thinking Chrome has the potential to take some of the wind away of the iPads wings...

5. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

True ! Not to mention the ipad lacks a lot of features most of us were expecting: Flash, camera, GPS. As a Ebook reader prospective it a pretty cool device. I would actually be pretty cool so see all the major OS come up with a Tablet. What i would like to see is a webOS tablet.

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

It doesn't look like this will become a reality. It's way too big.

7. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Thank you Google!!!! If this hits, it would be awesome. I can see why Steve Jobs was a little upset with Google. While I see the screen being too big as a true tablet, if they brought it down to the same size as the IPad, then I see the true competitive product to Apples. Still need to see Chrome OS in action though to provide further input. I am truly excited though at possibilities this could have for Verizon Wireless. I am an employee, and while not getting the IPad really gave me a downer, if our partnetship with Google holds like it is suppose to and we get this, I can see us and Google starting to run the tables in the Wireless Industry.

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