Let The Tablet Games Begin

The Verizon Google tablet could look like this

The recent release of Apple iPad will soon receive competition from Verizon and Google in their own version, which could be released sometime in early 2011.  The tablet computer will be similar to iPad, and will operate from possibly the Android operating system or Chrome.

The tablet will most likely run on Verizon’s LTE 4G network, which replaces the current failing CDMA network.  It is possible that Verizon will create a new rate plan that includes the tablet along with cell phones or other wireless products.

Verizon and Google have a strong and growing relationship, with the Android system currently running on several mobile handsets.  But the wireless carrier is desperately trying to catch up to AT&T’s success with iPhone and iPad.

Currenly iPad is doing very well in sales, with over one million tablets per month going out.  AT&T has exclusive rights to sell the new iPad 3G, which doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.  What customers love about the new iPad is the easy to use touch screen capability along with the multi-task features that include web surfing, entertainment and reading.  The new Verizon tablet will no doubt include these types of features along with any new ones Google may help create.

Google Chrome Is Now Faster With Added Features

The latest browser is now faster with new features

Die-hard Google Chrome users are now able to enjoy faster page load speeds after some improvements to the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks.

Mads Ager, Software Engineer at Google, recently reported that the new web browser has an increased rate of 35% more than its former Beta release along with some new features for Internet Users.

The new functions of Google Chrome include allowing people to sync their bookmarks on several computers through their Google account, and a new set of browser preferences like themes, homepage and start-up settings, web content settings, and language. Extensions are also now available for those who like to browse in private or incognito mode.

Google has also added more HTML5 functions to Chrome like Geolocation APIs, App Cache, web sockets, and file drag-and-drop capabilities. The Adobe Flash Player plug-in is now integrated into Google Chrome for added security.

Apple users will be happy to learn that the browser is now available on Intel based computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or later.  Apple’s rival Safari browser is lagging behind.  Google’s Chrome browser has jumped from 0% of the market to 7% in 20 months compared with Safari, which has only grown 2%.  Apple CEO Steve Jobs has responded with a promise to boost Safari with the HTML5 support that Google Chrome already has.  In the meantime it seems that Google’s latest browser is quickly climbing to the top of the Internet world with new innovations and improvements coming our way.