Google Chrome OS tablets may be in the works

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  1. froggyboy604

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    Rumors of a Chrome OS tablet have been making the rounds for years. But 2017 might be the year we finally see one… well, depending on your definition of a tablet.

    Last year’s Asus Chromebook Flip is arguably the first convertible Chromebook tablet, and a number of other convertibles with built-in keyboards have been released since the Flip first launched.

    But this year we may see models with detachable keyboards or no keyboard at all.

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    Chrome tablet users now have the option to buy a tablet with the desktop Chrome web browser with more features like support for Adobe Flash Players, and custom themes, and third-party add-ons/extensions in the future if this Chrome OS tablet rumor is true.

    In my experience, Google Chrome for Android is too basic compared to the regular version of Chrome for PC and Linux. Google Chrome for Android does not support extensions/add-ons, and Plug-ins like Adobe Flash Player. The Android version of Chrome also does not have a PDF reader like the regular version of Chrome for Desktop.
     
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    There are Chrome laptops with a touchscreen, but the keyboard is non-removable. You have to fold the keyboard to the back of the screen to turn it into a tablet.
     
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    I rather have the keyboard
     
  5. froggyboy604

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    I rather have a keyboard as well.

    I think Chrome OS tablets will mainly be bought by poor and cheap people who want to save money by buying only a tablet, and using the touchscreen software keyboard built-into Chrome OS.

    Touchscreen-only tablets are cheaper where you can buy a 10 inch Android tablet for $50-100. But, a tablet and laptop with a detachable or attached physical keyboard with touchpad can cost more than $100 in most cases.
     
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    I don't see a point for them, to be honest. Android was designed especially for tablets while Chrome OS is an operating system that requires a keyboard and a mouse.
     
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    Most newer Chrome OS laptops now have Android built-into it, so people can use some Chromebooks with a touchscreen as an Android tablet. Intel Core i3-i7 and newer Celeron processors found on Chromebooks are faster than most processors found on cheaper $200 and below Android tablets, so Chromebook tablets with a faster Intel CPU will run Android apps faster.

    There are also a lot of cheap and poor people who may rather buy a slightly cheaper tablet which does not come with a keyboard and mouse, and just use the on-screen keyboard and touchscreen because it is free.

    The Chrome OS web browser is also better than Chrome for Android because Chrome for Android does not support extensions like ad-blockers, flash-block, online video download managers, browser themes, and plug-ins like Adobe Flash Player,

    I agree Chrome OS needs a Keyboard and Mouse for non-touchscreen Chromebook. But, Chrome OS have a touchscreen on-screen software based keyboard for people with touchscreen Chromebooks, and physically disabled people who can only use their mouse to click on one button at time on the on-screen keyboard to type.

    There are also voice to text commands like Google Now built-into Chromebook, and voice to text add-ons, and apps, so people who are disabled can still use Chrome OS with their voice.
     
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