Google's Tablet to Run Android or Chrome OS?

Will Google's first mobile computing device be a tablet rather than a netbook? Will it run on Chrome or the mobile Linux Android platform? There's a lot of speculation in regard to the answers, and Datamation has the full story on what the Internet giant has in store for the fall.

Meanwhile, any netbook or tablet from Google will already be facing competition from Apple's iPad, the Cisco Cius Android tablet, the Dell Streak, also running on Android, as well as a slew of others slated for release in the fourth quarter and early 2011.

When Google first briefed the media last November on its plans to help spawn a new generation of Chrome OS-powered netbooks, the company said the first set of devices would be released this fall.

Despite some analyst's skepticism that the effort is on track, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), as recently as last week, said it expects Chrome OS netbooks to be available later this year.

But now a report has surfaced that the first Chrome OS hardware to hit the market will be a tablet instead of a netbook.

On Wednesday, Download Squad, reported that Google will be partnering with HTC (which also built the Nexus One, EVO 4G, and Droid Incredible Android phones) to build the tablet, which will be distributed by Verizon starting Nov. 26.

Read the full story at Datamation:
First Chrome OS Tablet Set for Black Friday Debut?


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