Samsung Galaxy Tab buyers will be able to upgrade the tablet’s operating system from Android 2.2 to Chrome OS, it has been claimed.
A report in the Sunday Times, picked up on by Electric Pig claimed that switching operating system will be an option when the as yet unfinished Chrome OS arrives, but warned that “owners who aren’t tech savvy should have this upgrade carried out by a professional”.
The item has been met with perhaps understandable levels of scepticism but is lent some credence at least from the fact that Google’s Eric Schmidt last week revealed that Google powered tablets will run Chrome OS rather Android and that it will soon announce partnerships with manufacturers to bring the devices to market.
Mr Schmidt’s comments followed those of fellow Google main mover Hugo Barra who claimed that Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, is not optimised for use in tablets and that the platform is “just not designed for that form factor”.
The Galaxy Tab, which is due to land in the UK before Christmas, sports a seven-inch touchscreen, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a three-megapixel camera and a secondary, front-mounted 1.3 megapixel camera for video conferencing and chat functionality.
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