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Steve Jobs apparently laid into Google recently for entering the phone market with the Nexus One and attempting to steal the iPhone's thunder. As we write, the Jobsinator is setting his spleen to its maximum vent setting, because Google may be planning to release a Chrome OS-based tablet PC to take on the newly birthed iPad.

Glen Murphy, one of Google's Chrome OS designers, has posted a concept video (below) of what a Chrome OS interface might look like on a tablet, while documents on the Chromium Projects Web site suggest such a tablet would be between 5 and 10 inches in size, support multi-touch (like the iPad), and use a tabs-based system, rather than windows. Rumours have also been circulating for a goodly while that Google has been in talks with HTC to build a tablet PC.

Check out the video below, and click 'Continue' to see more mock-ups of what the Gpad may look like. Could Google's efforts put the willies up Jobs? Will Google prove too tardy if it does decide to crash the latest tablet party? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Dwelling on an item would provide a list of contextual options.
The keyboard could be moved around the screen.
The keyboard could even be split, as in the picture above, although the point of this escapes us.
A Cover Flow-style interface for flicking through tabs could really send Jobs apoplectic with rage.
Apps could be launched by search or touching the relevant icon.
Tabs may appear down the side of the screen, providing more vertical real estate.


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