Thanks to my friend, Fakhru Imran for sharing and informing me about the Google had officially unveiled their first tablet – Nexus 7, which manufactured by ASUS at the Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco last night. This is Google’s first take on a tablet of their own brand.
Nexus 7 comes with a NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor and A 12‐core GPU delivers rich and immersive graphics while patented 4-PLUS-1(tm) CPU design gives you processing power when you need it, and more battery saving efficiency than others competitors in the market now. Continue reading →
Search-engine giant Google has launched a new laptop that it says will overturn the Microsoft and Apple-dominated world of personal computing.
Users of the web-centric computers won’t need anti-virus software, firewalls, back-ups or even to install updates, and the device will boot in seconds.
Dubbed the ”Chromebook”, using Google’s Chrome operating system, the computers will be available in the United States and Europe next month. Models manufactured by Samsung and Acer will be launched in Australia by August.
The Chrome operating system marks Google’s latest attempt to change how consumers use their computers and analysts say it poses a threat to the dominance of Microsoft’s Windows.
The bare bones operating system is essentially a web browser that steers users to applications such as email and spreadsheets directly on the web, instead of storing software such as Outlook or Word directly on PCs.
Google’s director of product management for Chrome, Caesar Sengupta, told The Age Chrome was designed specifically for laptops, whereas its Android platform was focused on smartphones and tablets.
”The world of computers today, in many ways, is broken. Users have to manage their computers, they have to deal with updates, they have to worry about viruses and security. This is something that we feel can be made much, much better.”
Michael Garternberg, PC analyst at Gartner, said while Chrome was innovative, it might take a while before there was mainstream adoption.
”While Google is moving the computing paradigm forward, it’s not clear that consumers will trade the functionality of a laptop (or tablet) for a device that looks like a laptop, has the cost of a laptop but can only run a web browser and web-based applications,” he said.