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VIDEO: A First Look at the Chrome OS Tablet UI

Google is targeting the companies who have yet to release a tablet with its Google Chrome OS Tablet UI. Shown off in a clip is a conceptual tablet UI by Google Chrome’s designer Glen Murphy.

Uploaded to the official Google Chromium Projects website this week, the video is described as "visual explorations of how a Chrome OS tablet UI might look in hardware."

Possible features for the UI include:

  • Keyboard interaction with the screen: anchored, split, attached to focus.
  • Launchers as an overlay, providing touch or search as means to access web sites.
  • Contextual actions triggered via dwell.
  • Zooming UI for multiple tabs
  • Tabs presented along the side of the screen
  • Creating multiple browsers on screen using a launcher

 The post on the Chromium site also includes several mock-ups of a tablet running Chrome OS. While HTC was rumored to be working on a Google tablet, it is not yet known if these renderings are related to those reports.

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  • sceen311
    Definitely waiting to buy a tablet, looks like the market is just about to get interesting.
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  • kal20mx
    Now thats a tablet i will buy!
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  • sliem
    Go google chrome!
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  • Boxa786
    awesome, cant wait
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  • theuerkorn
    Looks like THE ONE to keep an eye out for. Seriously.
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  • justiceguy216
    It's weird but I feel like Google may end up beating Apple in this market...a market that Apple (sorta) pioneered.
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  • foody
    I'd still rather have a normal computer, even if I were mainly using it for web surfing or reading. I don't think these are practical enough for me as of yet.
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  • lifelesspoet
    multitask? theres a pad for that.
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  • notsleep
    foodyI'd still rather have a normal computer, even if I were mainly using it for web surfing or reading. I don't think these are practical enough for me as of yet.
    they're not meant to be your main computer. they're specific devices in specific form factor. it's not meant to replace your main computer, dummy! xD
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  • kal20mx
    and also my only way thru the internet is thru my pc right now. and means with this tablet i can be in the shitter and on my couch or bed and watch hulu.
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