Google’s Tablet: testing your technological loyalties

With all the buzz around Apple Inc’s iPad, we diod not expect other mega companies to sit back and watch!

As expected, Google is joining the competition with its own Tablet device to be released in the states on November 26, 2010. Google teamed up with HTC and Verizon to create the Google tablet. Unlike the iPad, Google’s tablet will be Flash-enabled. Flash is the standard format for Web video found on YouTube and across most of the Internet. The iPad only plays video that has been coded in HTLM5. Other features of the planned Google tablet are said to include: a 1280 x 720-pixel, multi-touch display, 2GB of RAM, at least 32GB of storage, GPS and a built-in camera.

Take THAT iPad!

Did you pick who’s side you’ll be on? Tough choice to make for the Geeks out there: Apple or Google?

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One Response to Google’s Tablet: testing your technological loyalties

  1. Mustapha says:

    The problem with ” reliable flash enabled portable devices” is that they have never existed. There’s always a “plan” sometime somewhere to produce such a device, but adobe never was able to deliver. And when it does, the result is always disappointing. Here’s a telling quote from Avram Piltch :

    I’m the last person on earth who wanted to believe Steve Jobs when he told Walt Mossberg at D8 that “Flash has had its day.” I took it as nothing more than showmanship when Jobs shared his thoughts on Flash and wrote that “Flash is closed and proprietary, has major technical drawbacks, and doesn’t support touch based devices.” After spending time playing with Flash Player 10.1 on the new Droid 2, the first Android 2.2 phone to come with the player pre-installed, I’m sad to admit that Steve Jobs was right. Adobe’s offering seems like it’s too little, too late.

    At LAPTOP, we’re still testing mobile Flash on a variety of handsets, but the early returns are a mixed bag, with some sites performing really well and other “unoptimized” videos and games causing restless thumb syndrome.

    As someone who installed a flash blockers on all my browsers (Mac and PC) , there is no question in my mind: Mac

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