I’ve used plenty of Android tablets, and… I’m ready for a full-on, lightweight, super-affordable ChromeOS tablet (not a convertible touchscreen ChromeOS laptop, either).
I believe the product is inevitable – and could very well outsell and outshine the promise of Android tablets. Why?
- ChromeOS is already touchscreen-aware and can be further optimized for touchscreens.
- ChromeOS is updated regularly by Google themselves and is pushed to ChromeOS devices near-immediately. We all know the story of Android OS fragmentation, Google Play Services abstraction notwithstanding.
- Android apps that look optimal on tablet screens are largely MIA. Whatever’s in the Chrome web browser on Android usually looks spectacular, however.
- Android apps have already been shown to be able to work on ChromeOS.
- Third-party optimizations and modifications have been minimal in the ChromeOS device experiences I’ve had. I’ll always prefer that approach.
- Chromebooks are taking off for all the right reasons, but tablets can be readily “converted” into laptop’esque machines with the connection of a Bluetooth keyboard.
- Webassembly. Yes, it was just announced – so, yes, it’s a few years off, but… suddenly, my wish doesn’t look to be so outlandish for the average user.
I’m a fan of choice.