Internet giant, Google, is likely to make its appearance in the tablet market as it will launch its first tablet PC in the upcoming Black Friday this November. The well-known hardware manufacturer, HTC, which also made Google’s Nexus One smartphone, is making a tablet computer for Google. It will be available on Black Friday of this year.
The information of this upcoming tablet PC has been revealed through Download Squad blog. It says that Chrome OS, Google’s forthcoming open-source operating system, will run on the HTC tablet.
If the news at Download Squad is true then Google tablet would be an alternative device that could compete with Apple’s iPad. It is supposed to take on iPad’s dominance in the tablet market.
Lee Matthews at Download Squad also said that the HTC-made tablet will be “heavily subsidized” by Verizon, as it ties up with Google to distribute the device, and “significantly cheaper” than the iPad. It seems that for the first time, Apple is going to face a tough competition by its rival opponent.
According to Lee Matthews, the Google tablet will come up with Nvidia's Tegra 2 platform and sport a 1280x720 multitouch display. It is not yet sure what the size of the display will be.
It will also come with 2GB of RAM, minimum 32GB SSD, WiFi/Bluetooth/LTE connectivity, GPS, webcam, and possibly expandable storage via a multi-card reader.
However, Google tablet is not only the iPad challenger that is expected to hit the market by the holidays. A slew of tablet PCs will also be seen at the same time. Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of those tablet PCs which was unveiled at the IFA 2010 consumer electronics show in Berlin. It will also run on Google Google's Android 2.2 operating system and a snappy 1.2GHz A8 processor.