Apparently it has something much better on the drawing board that will knock the socks off what Jobs’ Mob is planning.
Google’s user interface designer, Glen Murphy, published mock-ups of a Google tablet on the Chromium.org website, along with a video.
Writing in his bog, Murphy published an image which shows a range of hand gestures that would be supported by the tablet.
Google would not say when or if it would start selling a tablet.
However it will join a long list of people queuing up to wipe the floor with Jobs’ Mob for releasing what was basically a netbook without a keyboard or an iPhone without a phone.
Dell released its Alienware M11x, which is an ultra-portable laptop with an 11-inch screen but includes a top-of-the-line graphics chip and processor. Dell described the machine as “the fastest sub-12 inch laptop in the universe”.
It is clear that Dell believed that Apple would go for a top end product with decent graphics rather than an over priced netbook with a chip inside it which has the same processing power as plankton.