Soon there will be tablets with Chrome OS, Google works in the touch section of the system
January 25, 2017 at 11:00
Google is at a complex crossroads within the segment tablet. While Apple continues in its efforts to grow the iPad Pro concept, Microsoft has put the focus on professional equipment from the beginning. Those of Mountain View are in need of reformulating their approach and the option of carrying Chrome OS to tablets it seems a very valid way until the promise of a hybrid platform like Andromeda can be fulfilled.
There is no doubt that the Chrome OS based product is going to diversify already grow in the next years. Many leading manufacturers are betting on this platform, with great potential specifically in the field of education, but also in the professional. A senior Google executive, Rajen Sheth, in an interview to The verge, said they expect the tablets with Chrome OS They become a reality very soon after the search engine signature will confirm that all 2017 Chromebooks support Android applications.
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This is a somewhat complex issue since it does not only mean improving the system's response to touch orders, but also work on its interface to ensure that the elements are perfectly usable both in a situation of desk as mobile. That is one of the big problems that Windows has had until it has encountered the formula of tablet mode. We'll see how Google solves it.
The case is that Rajen Sheth has affirmed that they are carrying out an important work to optimize this plot so that they can open the possibility for the partners to play with different shapes and formats, and wait to see what they can think of. Of course the Pixel c, even with Android, was a good example of what could be a tablet with Chrome OS. We will see which is the first manufacturer that launches to make a purely Slate device after several 2 in 1 They have already come true.
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The question that remains for the moment is whether the bet of Google It is firm and determined, since the statements of its Director of the Products Department seem somewhat ambiguous. "Opening the door and waiting to see what happens" is not the same as having a strategy designed and armed to compete in a complicated segment. Nor can we say whether this opening of Chrome OS the tablet format is simply a patch until the arrival of a hybrid system, or if they are the true plans of Google to counter the surface effect.