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February 3, 2010

Chrome OS Tablet Mockups

Hot on the heels of the Apple iPad announcement, Google released some mockups for Chrome OS tablets.

"On tablets, the UI would be adjusted to handle larger touch targets. Initial explorations have maintained the same basic chrome layout, but enlarged the controls. Icons could be placed above tabs to provide larger, square targets. Panels would be placed along the bottom edge and could be opened with upward dragging motions," explains Google.

Even if Chrome OS was initially designed for netbooks, Google hopes to create an operating system that works on tablets, laptops and desktop computers. "Each would have vastly different input methods, available screen space, and processing power".

Chrome OS has the advantage of a simple interface optimized for web applications. This may seem too restrictive, but Chrome, Safari, Firefox and other browsers are quickly evolving and many popular apps are migrating to the web.

{ via TechCrunch }


  1. I think it would make more sense for navigation buttons to be located at or near the bottom of the screen on tablet devices.

  2. Probably Apple didn't understand how a tablet should be considering iPad!! Google now has to define how a tablet should be.

    will be waiting for Google Tablet !!

  3. The overall interface is a bit more preventive, i think it will take some time for users to switching on it.

  4. It's good to see that Google can develop and adapt their software for different formats, rather than bundle haphazardly into a device with no market.

    I support Google fully, but there is still no need for a tablet. I for one would love to see Apple's product crumble and stagnate the need for tablets.

  5. The new version of Chrome OS beta is available from

  6. i am an Indian ,will it be affordable for me ?

  7. By the time they settle on a final UI, Apple would've sold iPads in the millions !!
    Nice to see Google join the copy/paste club !!