I"ve been hearing from a variety sources that Google is getting for its biggest ever advertising campaign. My speculation is Google is preparing its entertainment device launch where the device will have games, music, and video to compete against the fruit company, Apple. Google TV was a way for Google launch its entertainment efforts, and it is easy to slide the content over to a Chrome OS tablet.
News is circulating today about the new Google device.
Chrome OS tablet from HTC reported to ship in November
The tablet, with Verizon Wireless as the carrier, would be available by Black Friday
By Matt Hamblen
August 18, 2010 04:25 PM ET
Google's Chrome operating system will be sold by Verizon Wireless in late November, according to an unnamed source cited by the blog Downloadsquad.
The blog's source specifically said that the tablet will appear on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. The blog said the tablet would probably be heavily subsidized by Verizon to compete against the Apple iPad.
HTC and Verizon could not be reached for comment.
The blog also speculated that the HTC tablet would have plenty of popular features, in keeping with HTC's Nexus One smartphone tradition. Those include a 1280-by-720 multitouch display for the tablet, 2GB of RAM, and a minimum of 32GB of storage, the blog said.
Google has been building up its HD content with advertising windows on Youtube. And Google Leanback which is streaming videos in a TV type of experience.
There is Google Music.
GDC Europe: Google Details Chrome Web Store Specifics
by Kris Graft
August 18, 2010
Google is looking to make some major changes in the way people pay for, play and receive games.
At GDC Europe in Germany this week, Google game developer advocate Mark DeLoura showed off the progress the search engine giant has made in the gaming space. The company plans on launching an app store for its increasingly popular Chrome web browser in October, and games will be a major focus of the company going forward.
Web-based gaming has a bright future, said DeLoura, who showed declining U.S. video game boxed retail sales numbers versus a burgeoning online social game market.
"If you're at [FarmVille developer] Zynga, you're probably incredibly happy, but for social and casual overall, it's looking much better [than console gaming]," he said, as reported in a 1UP video.
Now do you have a better idea what is building up in Google's data center for Nov 26, 2010?