So the Asus Tablet may be one of the most anticipated devices yet. Well, for me. There’s some confusion, however, as to what operating system it’ll run. Will it run Windows 7, or some Linux flavor? Apparently, Asus has confirmed that it will run not only one but two operating systems!
Now company chairman Jonney Shih has confirmed not only one tablet, but two. “Netbooks are the best combination of personal computing and cloud computing, but between netbooks and smartphones and e-readers, we think there will be a space for something like a tablet or slate PC.” This is where ASUS will insert a pair of models set to be unveiled sometime this year. One is said to run a Google OS of some sort, either Android or Chrome, the other running Windows. We’re expecting some level of hardware differentiation between the two as well, but at this point we don’t know anything else — except that the Google flavored version “will have a lot of media.” We like media.
We all know that Asus is aiming to release a tablet worthy of competing with the iPad here. And I sure do hope that they come out with something that’ll be as good as Apple’s tablet. Honestly, I don’t think the Windows version will be good enough (Windows 7 isn’t the best OS to use on a touchscreen; Windows Phone 7 Series would be a better bet) but the tablets running Google Chrome OS will probably be good enough. Let’s just wait and see.