Chrome OS Tablet for Verizon Wireless Coming Soon?
By Sindre Lia, Wednesday 18 August 2010
A Chrome OS tablet for Verizon Wireless will reportedly hit store shelves on Black Friday.
DownloadSquad recently reported that Verizon Wireless may start selling a Chrome OS tablet on November 26 (Black Friday). According to the blog's source, the tablet is being built by HTC and should be Google-branded.
However, a Chrome OS netbook is likely what's going to be released later this year, while tablets powered by Chrome OS probably belongs to the future roadmap.
Anyway, it's worth noting that Google recently showcased next-generation Web gaming during GDC Europe, and the Chrome Web Store will go live in October. Here's our take on the Chrome Web Store from earlier this year:
Google recently announced its new Chrome Web Store, to be opened later this year. It may sound like a strange idea at first sight, but courtesy of Google's new Native Client SDK, it's poised to become a lot more serious than it sounds. With the Native Client SDK, Web developers can for instance run native C and C++ code within a Web browser. Three Google employees earlier this year showed off a port of the Quake II engine to HTML5:
The Chrome Web Store will naturally become an integral part of the Chrome OS experience, offering applications that we may perhaps soon refer to as Web 3.0 apps.