Google Tablet Computer Running Chrome OS Coming in November: Exciting news, or plain rumor? According to several sources, Google is set to release a tablet computer that will run Chrome OS, an open-source, Linux-based operating system that focuses on running web applications. The device is being manufactured by HTC Corporation, the same company that built the Nexus One. The Google tablet computer is said to be released on November 26, 2010 (Black Friday), and it be will be under Verizon contract.
It is worth noting that Google posted some prototype images of a tablet computer running Chrome OS (see below). I'm guessing the design of the Google tablet will closely resemble that of the prototype that they were showing.
As for the hardware specifications, the rumored Google tablet PC will have a multi-touch display capable of 1280 x 720 resolution. It will offer a minimum of 32GB SSD storage, which may be expandable using a multi-card reader. The device is expected to be powered by a Tegra 2 processor that has dual ARM Cortex-A9 cores clocked to 1GHz, and it will be loaded with 2GB of RAM. That is some powerful specs I should say.
Some of the other possible features of Chrome OS tablet computer include WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, GPS, and webcam. A mini-DVI or if possible an HDMI port would be a nice addition.
The Google tablet computer could easily beat the Apple iPad in terms of overall features and may come at an affordable price. So I'm definitely getting it once available instead of the overpriced and locked down iPad.