Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Google to develop a Tablet computer to rival the iPad

Verizon Wireless's CE Lowell McAdam spoke with the WSJ saying that they were working with Google Inc to develop a device to rival the iPad. 

With it's international growth and staggering sales figures it seems that every company in the hardware space wants a device to rival the iPad. Google whose core business is internet search has made it's foray into hardware and software related markets. The latest move is going to further the rivalry between Apple and Google.

Apple's standpoint has always been we did not get into the search business but Google got into the mobile business. HP is also releasing a device called the 'Hurricane'  to take on Apple's iPad. Features missing on the iPad can be found on the Hurricane like a camera and USB ports.

 A Google spokesman did not address the specific rumor about a Google-Verizon tablet, and said that its Android platform could be used for a variety of things.

"Android is a free, open source mobile platform. This means that anyone can take the Android platform and add code or download it to create a mobile device without restrictions," he said in a statement. "The Android smartphone platform was designed from the beginning to scale downward to feature phones and upward to MID and netbook-style devices. We look forward to seeing what contributions are made and how an open platform spurs innovation, but we have nothing to announce at this time."

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