Google Wants Android Tablets To Get Chrome OS
Acer has recently unveiled the Chromebook Tab 10, the first tablet with Chrome OS. And from the looks of things, Google appears to be taking steps to prime their Android tablets for a better, more efficient software experience with Chrome OS instead of traditional Android. In translation: Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 won’t be the last tablet with Chrome OS.
Taking to their company blog, Google at least acknowledges that “Chromebook tablets” are finally a thing, and they’re positioning such devices as educational tools, possibly as a way to compete with Apple, who are expected to release a cheaper, education-focused iPads.
“We’ve listened carefully to feedback from educators around the world,” writes Cyrus Mistry
Group Product Manager, Google for Education. “And one common theme is that they want all the benefits of Chromebooks in a tablet form.”
This is an unsurprising trail Google’s trying to trod, seeing that the company seems to have been disinterested in developing its tablet product line since Pixel C, which had not been updated since 2015 and had been discontinued last year. At least in this arena, it waves a fair battle with Apple’s educational iPads, and by releasing the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 early into the game, Google has made a pretty impactful move.
What do you guys think? Are you down for Chrome-tablets?