Ashlee Vance and Nick Bilton in the New York Times with paragraphs of fluff on the iPad’s rivals, including Google’s so-called iPad killer, Android:
Eric E. Schmidt, chief executive of Google, told friends at a recent party in Los Angeles about the new device, which would exclusively run the Android operating system. People with direct knowledge of the project — who did not want to be named because they said they were unauthorized to speak publicly about the device — said the company had been experimenting in “stealth mode” with a few publishers to explore delivery of books, magazines and other content on a tablet.
Meanwhile, Apple has sold half a million iPads already, and tens of thousands of iPad-savvy apps will be available long before the competitor’s tablets reach the streets.
iPad killer? Add them to the stack of iPod and iPhone killers.