Tablet evolution not done yet, Adobe says
Given the relative youth of the technology, it is understandable that tablets have by no means reached the peak of their potential. As the technology continues to evolve, the tablet computers of tomorrow may not even resemble those of today.
This seems to be the opinion of Adobe® CEO Shantanu Narayen, who says tablets will become more complete computing machines than they are today. Tablets, he asserts, will become more than just media consumption devices as their hardware is upgraded and processors become more powerful.
"When we think of content offering as tablet applications, it's clear that tablet applications today are a consumption device, but these tablet applications continue to gain in power, and it's no question that they will be used not just for consumption, but also for authoring," Narayen says, according to technology news provider ZDNet.
Narayen notes that Adobe is currently working to make this a reality, beginning with the launch of its Carousel imaging application for tablets. The software developer says tablets will eventually be used for web creation, graphic design and myriad other authoring applications.
The news provider notes that the emergence of the quad-core processor for tablets will likely help move this evolution along. This is a notion echoed by Nvidia® CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who says his company is working to deliver quad-core tablet processors by the 2011 holiday season.