HTC is prepping a tablet powered by Google's Chrome OS, according to at least one outlet. Could a Google tablet knock the Apple iPad off its perch?
HTC, the manufacturer of a range of popular smartphones, including the EVO 4G, is making a tablet computer for Google, and it could hit by Black Friday this November, just in time for the holiday rush. That's the word from the blog Download Squad, which says the HTC tablet will run Chrome OS, Google's forthcoming open-source operating system.
If the folks at Download Squad have their facts in order – their item is sourced to an anonymous insider – a Google tablet would provide a welcome alternative in the tablet market, which is currently dominated by the Apple iPad. According to Lee Matthews at Download Squad, the HTC-made tablet will be "heavily subsidized" by Verizon, and "substantially cheaper" than the iPad.