In part 4 of the Chromebooks series, I discuss their capabilities with regard to modern touch-based user interfaces and the support for cloud applications.
There is no doubt about it. The lack of control over automatic updates and no support of data backups are severe disadvantages of Chromebooks for businesses. However, more important for the success of Chromebooks will be their usability and their abilities regarding cloud computing.
6. User interface
Just like Microsoft, Google was obviously caught napping by the success of the iPad. Chrome OS was already in the making, and there was no way to adapt the OS in a reasonable time for tablets. The only difference is that Microsoft is working feverishly to improve Windows's touch capabilities, whereas Google has no plans for tablet support.
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Chromebooks - Eight disadvantages - Part 4: Usability and cloudability
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