The Nexus 7 might be suiting up alongside the Amazon Kindle Fire HD in anticipation of the kind of competition that the iPad mini would provide, but you can be sure that this is going to be a tight battle. After all, Android has already secured more than 40% of the world’s tablet market in terms of operating systems. Developer Hexxeh has successfully managed to port Chromium OS over to the Asus-manufactured Nexus 7 tablet. Just in case you were wondering, Chromium OS is the open source version of Chrome OS, which is Google’s operating system that was specially s designed around the Chrome web browser.
Of course, you can always take the regular route of installing the Chrome browser in Android in order to experience a similar number of features, but Chromium does have its fair share of advantages. After all, it supports Chrome extensions and apps, allowing you to make use of Chrome on a mobile device in the same manner as it would on a Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop. Do bear in mind that the Chromium port for the Nexus 7 is still a raw diamond in the rough, and it will take some time to smoothen things up before it is being ready for a public release.
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