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    Acer debuts Chromebook Tab 10, a ChromeOS tablet

    QXGA 9.7-inch device is aimed at education market and includes a Wacom EMR stylus.
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    Re: Acer debuts Chromebook Tab 10, a ChromeOS tablet

    I'm still confused about Google having Android and ChromeOS...

    I use a chromebook all the time and I simply adore the thing. Massively prefer it to Android. But I just don't understand why they'd cannibalise their own tablet sales.. or why they even develop both operating systems

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    Re: Acer debuts Chromebook Tab 10, a ChromeOS tablet

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    ... I just don't understand why they'd cannibalise their own tablet sales.. or why they even develop both operating systems
    They were aimed at different devices - Android for smaller screen mobile phones and tablets, ChromeOS for larger laptop devices. ChromeOS was originally designed for use with a pointing device and keyboard, rather than a touchscreen. I believe that there's been a move to bring Android apps to ChromeOS with a virtualisation layer, and I suspect that eventually the two OSes will be merged. But they were quite strongly differentiated on release....

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    Re: Acer debuts Chromebook Tab 10, a ChromeOS tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    I'm still confused about Google having Android and ChromeOS...

    I use a chromebook all the time and I simply adore the thing. Massively prefer it to Android. But I just don't understand why they'd cannibalise their own tablet sales.. or why they even develop both operating systems
    I can't believe Microsoft thought that making Windows into a tablet operating system would work well on desktops and servers. Different use cases, different front end optimised for the job at hand.

    For now at least they are both based on a Linux kernel, though Google do have another OS in the pipeline which appears to be a ground up job.

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