Verizon exec confirms Google tablet
Verizon Wireless has confirmed that it’s working with Google to create an iPad rival.
Concept designs for a Google tablet were released by the Chromium OS developers in February, and suggested a device dependent on web apps but capable of multitasking.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Verizon’s chief executive Lowell McAdam, admitted the two companies were working on a tablet.
We’re working on tablets together. We’re looking at all the things Google has in its archives that we could put on a tablet to make it a great experience
“We’re working on tablets together,” he said. “We’re looking at all the things Google has in its archives that we could put on a tablet to make it a great experience.”
Lowell declined to comment further on the tablet and wouldn’t be drawn on a potential launch date. Google was equally reticent, responding that manufacturers were free to utilise Android and its forthcoming Chrome OS on a variety of devices, including tablets.
The comments arrive as Intel announced its intention to make a splash in the tablet market. Speaking at an investor day, Intel’s client group vice president Mooly Eden claimed the company had the technology to make a significant impact on the burgeoning market.
“People ask me, are you serious about trying to participate in the tablet market? The answer is yes. The message is stay tuned for Computex,” he said.
“People want it to multitask. So, we deliver dual-core to be able to do several things in parallel. We believe performance is relevant even in this category [because of the need to multitask],” he concluded.