Things I Want to See in the Chrome OS Tablet
With Chrome OS coming out soon and a tablet version in the works, here are some of the things I’d like to see make the cut. Granted, most of these things likely wouldn’t be seen on a low-price tablet, they’re nevertheless things that should be offered on some models.
- 4G and WiFi – Connection is everything to the Chrome OS as it requires the internet to function. The more options we’re given, the better it’ll be for people that wish to use the tablet as uninterrupted as possible.
- Camera and Video Recording – Yep. I know nearly everything is stored off-tablet, but just think of a system where the information is at first collected on the tablet hard drive, then post-recording synced to your account to access from other machines with your Google account.
- Extensive Battery Power – The battery life of one of these tablets ought to be phenomenal. We’re talking 24 hours (here in my dream world) or longer.
- Features Features Features – The already mentioned 4G and WiFi accompanied with HDMI output, Bluetooth, web cam, the works. The Internet is a limitless supply of information, media, and connections and I fully expect to be able to take advantage of them all.
- Hub Capability – Whether through a system of activated hubbing and approval of connections, or through providing an area with a blanketing of WiFi access (very unsecure I imagine…dream world, stay with me) with people’s tablets from all over, the ability to assist others in connecting is a cool one.
- Streamlined Printing – With Google Cloud Print growing daily, ensuring users have the easiest possible way to print items would be excellent.
- Drag and auto-size windows – If you’ve used Windows 7, I’m talking about the ability to drag your desired windows via touch to a position on your screen, and if desired, resize them to take up all or half of the screen exactly.
- Attachable Keyboard – This one will likely come across as silly, but with tablets, typing is always a bit of a hard game for me. I have fat fingers and I’m not patient in trying to communicate my message. I’d like an attachable keyboard for use of the tablet on the side that turns it into a bit of a laptop. Go ahead, take my idea and make your millions.
- Beta Tablets – Like the CR-48, I would love to see a beta come out for the product for a range of users to test before an official launch.
- Automatic Back-Up – This is one that would work on both the netbook and tablet option, but I think backing up materials from the physical object itself is a crucial feature moving forwards. It can be a system similar to Dropbox, where the files are held on any and all connected machines as well as the servers where the user(s) have access to their data anywhere they either have the Google OS installed or are logged into their Google Account.
Some of these are obviously a bit of a stretch and others, well, dumb but nevertheless, they are items I’d like to see. What would you like pinned to your Google Tablet?