Chrome OS tablets are official—Meet a Acer Chromebook Tab 10 …
March 27, 2018 - chromebook
Chrome OS tablets have been expected for years, and today Acer and Google are finally teaming adult to launch a initial ever model: the Chromebook Tab 10. It’s flattering customary bill inscription hardware with Chrome OS installed on it. There’s no keyboard—just a touchscreen and a pacifist Wacom stylus.
Google wrote a blog post pitching a device as a new square of preparation hardware. Chrome OS notebooks browbeat in a preparation sector, and this inscription simply plugs into that ecosystem, with matching apps and confidence configurations. The miss of a keyboard will meant that typing out prolonged task assignments won’t be ideal, though. Tomorrow, Apple is holding an education-focused event where it is widely approaching to announce a cheaper iPad, and it seems like Google is perplexing to take some of educators’ courtesy with this announcement.
The hardware seems like any other non-iPad tablet. You get a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD, Google’s “OP1” processor branding (in prior devices, this meant a Rockchip RK3399 SoC), 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 2MP front camera, a 5MP back camera, and a 34Wh battery. It has a USB-C port, microSD slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1. The device ships in Apr in North America for $329, and it will be accessible to “education and blurb customers.” In Europe, a Middle East, and Africa, a Chromebook Tab 10 will launch in May for €329, including VAT.
If we get sleepy of only looking during a Internet, a Chromebook Tab 10 can also run Android apps. Google says there will after be support for protracted existence apps, presumably definition a device supports Google’s AR Core Android initiative.
Google is unequivocally going with a paradoxical name of “Chromebook tablets” for these devices. Notebooks (and Chromebooks) get a “book” name from a fact that they have hinges that concede them to open and tighten like a book. When we take a hinge divided and make a tablet, it’s not unequivocally a “book” form cause anymore.
You could contend that Google already has a inscription OS—Android—but Android tablets seem flattering most dead. Google’s final Android inscription was a Pixel C, that it stopped selling in 2017. Even then, a Pixel C seemed like it was originally designed for Chrome OS and was installed with Android during a final minute. Android inscription interfaces peaked in chronicle 3.0, and given then, Google has solemnly mislaid seductiveness in progressing a tablet-specific interface, creation Android feel some-more and some-more like a large phone OS. Are Chrome OS tablets a inheritor to Android tablets, or will these also fall to a iPad?