The Next Cool Techno Gadget is Coming – Google Tablet!
How exciting is this next Cool Gadget. I, for one can’t wait. When the Apple iPad was released I queried whether this gadget would be of any value at all as a useful business tool. The result was an overwhelming no, just a great toy but of not much value for business.
Now I am pleased to advise that finally a real Contender has arrived, yes, it’s Google nipping at Apple’s heels, with its almost ready tablet. This Google tablet hasn’t been given a formal name yet.
The device, according to the New York Times, will be “an e-reader that would function like a computer”. Check out these features.
The slate-like computer will run Android operating system (OS). (Android is open source software; it can be liberally extended to incorporate new cutting edge technologies as they emerge. Android is built on the open Linux Kernel.) Android is well developed and already has all the features and capabilities that the Apple’s iPad is offering. The tablet will surpass the iPad as it can be an open platform for anyone who can develop software (unlike Apple’s closed system). That will certainly excite software developers.
Another feature is that the tablet will also be able run is Google Cloud Computing.
The Google tablet will have all the Google services; Google books, the Google Reader and soon to be released, Google Voice, (Google have recently purchased Skype-rival Gizmo).
All these features will make it a very exciting cool yet functional business tool.
Google though is not the first company to emerge with intentions of overtaking the iPad. Wireless Nokia has announced it too will be releasing a tablet running Windows 7.
So watch this space….