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Early Google Tablet mockups running Chrome OS
Google is cooking up an Android-powered tablet

With Apple's iPad and iPhone OS 4.0 soaking up the majority of tech headlines these days -- along with side stories detailing the ongoing battle between Apple and Adobe -- most people are ready for a break from Apple.

And if there's one company with enough clout to drown out the buzz surrounding an Apple product, it's Google. According to a report by the New York Times, Google will soon be selling its own tablet device. Although the NYT article isn't exactly clear on the matter, it appears that Google will be selling it own branded Tablet -- a la the Nexus One.

According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the new device will run Google's Android operating system. Naturally, the Tablet will have access to Google's growing Android Market and will double as an eBook reader.

This isn't the first time that we've heard of a Google Tablet. Before the iPad was even revealed in January, the company was already airing video demonstrations of a Tablet concept. However, those concepts were running Chrome OS instead of the more smartphone-oriented Android OS.

With Apple having sold 300,000 iPads on its opening day (today, the number sold appears to have surpassed 450,000), expect to see a number of new players enter the market. HP will soon be releasing its Slate which will feature a 1.63GHz Atom processor and will be priced from $549. Microsoft also refuses to shoot down reports that it will launch the dual-screen “Courier” later this year.

When the Google Tablet does eventually hit the market, one can only hope that it will address a few of the shortcomings of the iPad including the lack of cameras, USB ports, and an SD slot for digital camera media.

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RE: Or...
By rs1 on 4/12/2010 1:56:04 PM , Rating: 5
Yep. I'm not tired of hearing about the iPad. I'm tired of hearing about tablets in general. And I have been ever since this exact same idea was tried a few years ago, and failed miserably.

Tablets are not interesting, and the fact that Apple made one doesn't change that.

RE: Or...
By bety on 4/12/2010 4:57:04 PM , Rating: 1
If you guys are tired of hearing about it, why not stop reading about it; and certainly, stop commenting about it.

It isn't productive to simply comment that you're not interested.

RE: Or...
By EnzoFX on 4/12/2010 5:13:10 PM , Rating: 1
I too am tired of hearing people complain about a product that's not intended for them...
When I see something I'm not interested in, I ignore it...

RE: Or...
By Souka on 4/12/2010 6:23:17 PM , Rating: 2
I really hate people who complain....

RE: Or...
By artemicion on 4/12/2010 6:54:57 PM , Rating: 3
I really hate people who complain about people who complain about hating people who complain about a product that isn't intended for them.

RE: Or...
By chrnochime on 4/12/2010 8:59:27 PM , Rating: 2
And we should care about whether you're tired of hearing this because...?

Another person who thinks his likes/dislikes is so effin' important to everyone else that he must post about it. Yay.

There's twitter or blog to satisfy that burning need of yours...

"Spreading the rumors, it's very easy because the people who write about Apple want that story, and you can claim its credible because you spoke to someone at Apple." -- Investment guru Jim Cramer

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