Google expected to begin selling ‘iPad killer’ soon (with video)

Ashlee Vance and Nick Bilton report for The New York Times, “Google — a search and advertising company — is soon expected to begin selling its version of a slate computer, like Apple’s iPad.”

Google’s plan is to offer a device that would function as “an e-reader that would function like a computer,” Vance and Bilton report. “Eric E. Schmidt, chief executive of Google, told friends at a recent party in Los Angeles about the new device, which would exclusively run the Android operating system. People with direct knowledge of the project — who did not want to be named because they said they were unauthorized to speak publicly about the device — said the company had been experimenting in ‘stealth mode’ with a few publishers to explore delivery of books, magazines and other content on a tablet.”

MacDailyNews Take: Eric T. Mole loves “stealth mode.” After all, it’s the very mode in which he operated while on Apple’s Board of Directors and also, of course, while on some other “excursions.”

Google’s tablet UI concept demo:

Direct lonk to video via YouTube here.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple leads. Google follows. As usual.

And, Microsoft says, “Hey, no fair, Google! Following Apple around like a brain-damaged, three-legged puppy dog and calling it ‘innovation’ is our ‘strategy.’ And, we like it. We like it a lot.”

[Attribution: The Huffington Post. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Robert S.” for the heads up.]

63 Comments

  1. Jealous much, idiot fanboys?

    BTW, Microsoft invented Multi-Touch in collaboration with Bell Labs back in the mid 1980’s. Microsoft Surface is multi-touch. Apple ripped that off, like it rips pretty much everything off (see Xerox, inc.).

    Why does competition threaten you so much? Are you worried it will have:

    A camera (OMG, the nerve of acting like it’s 2010 and not 1999). By the way, the last tablet to not have a camera was produced by Microsoft in the late 90’s. Funny now Apple is following in Microsofts shoes.

    How about, it actually is 16:9 so you aren’t watching movies with giant black bars. Novel.

    How about you can actually print from it. Wow. Again, it’s 1999 all over again…

    How about…and wait for it…Multi-tasking. Ha Ha…You idiots have to wait until Fall of 2010 to run more then one app at a time. Funny, I can run whatever I want on my Macbook. What a joke.

    How about Flash? How are those broken flash boxes looking to you? Revolutionary.

    How about…”there’s an adapter for that?” SD card much? You can’t even buy the “camera connection kit” yet. LMFAOl. Ever sit at a surface table in Vegas? It connects to your camera automatically through blue tooth and pulls the pictures out onto the surface of the table for you to manipulate. OOps, I forgot, I have to buy an SD adapter for the iTampon.

    Hmm…should I go on? I could be here all day.

    Idiot
    Fan
    Boys

  2. How sad is one’s life that they have to go to a product’s fan boy website to call the people who post there fanboys? Does no one else see the height of pathetic behavior there? Sheesh.

    Oh yeah – @BiteMe – you can bite me back, @$$hat. Your “contributions” are so helpful and courteous I’m sure they are extremely effective in shaming all the “fan boys” populating this site. Bravo. I’m sure now that all here view you as the voice of objective reason. Well done.

  3. Nobody is going to touch Apple, not in brilliance, in execution, in product delivery. Listen, Apple is running on all cylinders, and it has the whole process, software and hardware, under its control.

    Quality wins out any day of the week and Apple knows this. The other computer makers, and Google, may think they serve quality and newness, but they don’t. All you have to do is look at the fruits of their labor to see the plain evidence of this.

  4. Anyone (just about) could record monitor video and play it back over a wallpaper background of a flat screen, and add a layer of ghost hands “manipulating” on the “display.”

    I’m pretty gullible, but this seems pretty ridiculous.

  5. That looks at least 23″!!! A Big-Assed Table without the table. I’m sure all the haters who say the iPad is too heavy are just going to love that concept. Of course, they’ll say it’s perfect cause it’s “open”, whatever that means.

  6. @BiteMe

    You might want to do something simple like look at Wikipedia before posting. While Apple did not invent the concept of MultiTouch, as they apparently claim for a media event, Apple certainly built on the concept and brought it into the mainstream. Note the point about Microsoft following Apple. FYI: 1991 is before 1999.

    “A breakthrough occurred in 1991, when Pierre Wellner published a paper on his multi-touch ‘Digital Desk’, which supported multi-finger and pinching motions…Various companies expanded upon these inventions in the beginning of the twenty-first century. Mainstream exposure to multi-touch technology occurred in the year 2007, the iPhone gained popularity, with Apple stating they ‘invented multi touch’ as part of the iPhone announcement…
    Microsoft followed after with the unveiling of their Microsoft Surface table-top touch platform.”

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