Galaxy Tab To Run Chrome OS
If you’re currently looking for a tablet, you’ll be able to choose between two operating systems, the iOS and Android. iOS can obviously be found on Apple’s iPad while Android will soon be found on multiple products from various companies (Samsung, Acer, Motorola and more). The thing is, Google has previously mentioned that Froyo, the 2.2 version of Android, wasn’t really optimized for this type of device. The future versions of Android will be tablet-optimized, however. Since Google is also working on Chrome OS, some people tend to believe that tablets might run that in the future, instead of Android.
A recent report from the Sunday Times mentioned that Samsung’s soon to be shipping Galaxy tab might have its Android 2.2 operating system “replaced with Chrome, when that arrives, though owners who aren’t tech savvy should have this upgrade carried out by a professional.” Far from being a simple rumor cited by some anonymous source, this info is said to be confirmed by Samsung itself at a point in time. Now Samsung is saying that it has no such plans. If you’re like me, this kind of information tends to make you quite curious. Usually when a publication goes right ahead and posts that some company said something, that publication (assuming it’s not a tabloid) probably has an official statement from the said company to support the article.
Now, there are two ways of interpreting this. The first one is: The Galaxy Tab will be capable of running Chrome OS once that comes out on the market and owners of the tablet should be able to replace Android 2.2 with Chrome OS only if they want to. The second interpretation would imply that manufacturers had plans to completely replace Android with Google OS and sell the devices running that operating system. This interpretation can easily be ruled out because it makes no sense whatsoever. Google’s working on the future version of Android (3.0) which was announced to function quite well on tablets. If Chrome OS was planned to be included on this type of device, the search engine giant would’ve simply skipped optimizing Android for tablets and would’ve continued to offer it for smartphones only. So, even though it’s not a sure thing, Galaxy Tab owners may find it possible to run Chrome OS in the future. Let’s just take this statement with a grain of salt and see what happens. In the meantime, both of Google’s products, the future version of Android and Chrome OS are being worked on and should appear on the market soon. According to TechCrunch, it could be as early as October. Certain manufacturers are still waiting for Android 3.0 to start throwing their tablets on the shelves in stores, especially after Google announced that Android 2.2 may not feature Android Market on certain tablets because of, well…you could call it poor compatibility I guess.11