Samsung’s much hyped Galaxy Tab hasn’t even been released yet and people are already speculating on the future of the device. Many are reporting that the next update for the current Tab or the next model will be sporting Chrome OS instead of Android 2.2. It all depends on what Google has in store for Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) if it’s more tablet friendly then it would be the next update. However, if it is still not built with a tablet in mind, like Google has stated was the case for 2.2, then Samsung may consider Chrome OS.
What would Chrome OS mean for the Samsung Tab? First off, Users will be fronted with a very different experience. They will exchange a mobile phone like OS for one that feels more like an extension of a computer operating system. Chrome OS will also focus more on web based applications similar to Google Docs and stray away from downloadable apps.
In the end the preference will come to the end user. Right now the Galaxy Tab is capable of running Google’s upcoming Chrome OS. When it’s released it will be possible to replace the operating system with Chrome, but for the average user it may require professional help. Only time will tell to see the future of Chrome OS, Google 3.0 and the Android platform but we will be sure to let you know of any developments as they happen.
[Via PC World]