Google’s Chrome OS hasn’t made it to tablets as yet. Yes, it powers hybrid notebooks that can double as laptops and tablets, but we’ve yet to see a proper tablet running this cloud-based operating system. It appears that one may not be that far off. According to reports, Acer revealed the first Chrome OS-powered tablet at the annual BETT show in London.
Several new Chromebooks have been unveiled at the BETT show in London this month and while no tablet powered by Chrome OS was officially announced at the event, it appears that someone caught a glimpse of an Acer tablet running Chrome OS.
EdTech specialist and Information Systems researcher Alister Payne tweeted a photo of what seems to be an Acer tablet running on Chrome OS, he said that the device in the photo was “not official released but a ChromeOS tablet.”
The device in the photo appears to have an 8 to 10 inch display and that’s all one can dedude. Sadly, there’s no information available right now about the specs of what might be the world’s first proper Chrome OS-powered tablet.
It merits mentioning here that Payne’s tweet has since been deleted and no explanation has been offered. Acer is yet to comment on the matter and it hasn’t even hinted about plans to launch the world’s first Chrome OS-powered tablet.
We might hear about this device in the coming months if Acer does plan on launching it officially.