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Old 09-28-2015, 07:33 PM   #1
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"Obvious" next devices for Microsoft, Apple and Google

Why has no one speculated on the following potential devices yet?

MICROSOFT
* Surface Pro 4 with bonus native Android app compatibility in tablet mode

We already see emulators for Android on Windows. Add Android apps to Win10 without the clumsiness of the emulators and you really have something. But I fear the rumored "surprise" next week will be the eink display zone on a keyboard. Nice, but not as useful as Android apps. I would really love to see "FBReader" running natively on a Win10 tablet.

APPLE
* A 2-in-1 iOS tablet that adds OSX capabilities when a laptop keyboard/trackpad is attached.

Famously, Tim Cook said he didn't think you want to combine a toaster and fridge. But he didn't say Apple wasn't trying to put them in the same kitchen! However, the release of the iPad Pro gives this long odds in the short run.

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* Release an Android tablet that runs full Chrome browser with plugins and Chrome apps.

Could that be the plan for this rumored device?
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More likely, Microsoft will make a watch, copying Apple, while Apple or Google will attempt to make a car, copying Tesla. Neither the smartphone or tablet were revolutionary devices. They all evolved from earlier examples, some of which were introduced in tv shows and movies. I would personally like a handheld tricorder.
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