Google may launch iPadOS rival soon
Internet search giant Google is reportedly working on what might appear to be a dedicated operating system for tablets. According to a report by Slash Gear, a representative of the Android Engagement Team has said that the company is “working on the tablet experience, both for users and for developers.”
The report also says that Google feels that despite seeing “some pretty cool” innovations from tablet makers, there is certainly room for improvement.
That being said, it is possible that the company is not only gearing up to ramp up software for tablets but also for foldable phones, details about which will be shared next month. As per the report, the Google representative also said, “We also see this rising in importance with the introduction of foldables in the phone market – the experiences are similar. Tune-in to the “Android Beyond Phones” week, starting August 10th, to hear more.”
For those unaware, Google is hosting a 11-week programme called ’11 weeks of Android’ event in which the company is delving into different aspects of Android. For the week from August 10-14, the company has set the topic as ‘Android beyond phones.’
The report by Slash Gear also suggests that the upcoming foldable Samsung Galaxy that is set to be launched on August 5 could be the first handset to come with all that Google is gearing up to launch.
Further details on this front will become more clear at the launch itself.
Earlier this month, the company officially announced that its Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event will be held on August 5 as a virtual event. At the event, the company is expected to launch its new Galaxy Note 20 smartphone series, 5G version of Galaxy Z Flip smartphones, Galaxy Watch 3 and the Galaxy Beans truly wireless earphones.
The Galaxy Unpacked event is scheduled to be held at 10 AM ET (7.30 pm IST). Users can watch the live streaming of the event on Samsung.com.