Over at Churbuck.com there’s a thoughtful short post on Chinese-manufactured slate computers that are being selectively shown now and a potential problem Google faces in the tablet market. The point of Mr. Churbuck’s post is that small foot print Google operating systems represent a good choice for content consumption computers—an argument I completely agree with.
What makes the post at Churbuck.com particularly worth recommending is the author’s former position with a Chinese portable maker and his involvement in an ultraportable cloud-centric computer that was shown at CES but which has since been withdrawn.
As I read the piece I realized that this was the first time I’ve critically considered operating systems in portable computers.
I don’t really care if it’s an Apple or a Microsoft product, I just want it to help me get my job done and to run properly and efficiently each and every time I boot up my computer. With its institutional emphasis on cloud computing, I suspect Google, not Microsoft or Apple can be the real winner in any contest for future portables that are designed from the outset for cloud-based SAAP institutional deployment
Mr. Churbuck asks a rhetorical question in his post that’s very important. Can Google attract content providers by providing tools that simplify content delivery for forthcoming ndroid-based tablets?
While I do not yet own a slate computer, I’ll expect to make that leap of faith in the coming nine months.
But go ahead and read Dave Churbuck’s well-reasoned pos. it’s right here.