Proof the Google Tablet is Coming!

I found the most convincing proof I’ve seen that Google is making a Tablet. I found it while hunting down screenshots and pictures of the Apple iPad using Google Image Search. No matter how hard I tried I kept coming up with everything but pictures of the iPad.

So I did something I very seldom try – I used Bing…and suddenly I have tons of pics!

Now I love a lot of things about Microsoft, but Bing isn’t one of them. In all honesty, it very seldom returns the thing I’m actually looking for. And trust me – I’ve used Bing a LOT. I was in the beta program and used it enough to get a free copy of Zoo Tycoon.

I gotta say, it really looks like Google is “cooking the books” on this one. Missing the mark on a search this badly  just doesn’t fit. Even if you yank the image size criteria I entered, you still get a bunch of images that very clearly are not an actual iPad.

I’m sure folks will come up with all sorts of reasons that it makes perfect sense that Google has completely failed to return the search results I expected, but they’ve never missed this badly before – it just doesn’t make sense!

What do you think?

googlesearch

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Search Criteria:

Text = Apple iPad

Image Size = Large

4 thoughts on “Proof the Google Tablet is Coming!

  1. mattbg

    How would blocking large images of the iPad be to their advantage?

    I often have problems finding large cover art for new CDs I’ve bought on Google Image Search. Maybe they are just slow :)

    Another thing is… Bing and Google’s idea of what is a “large” image is different. Google’s “Large” seems much bigger than Bing’s. This doesn’t explain all of the difference, though.

  2. Marc

    @mattbg: You missed the part where I point out that removing “large” really doesn’t make a difference. You just end up with more pics of fake ipads from months ago. Honestly – if BING can get me the images, shouldn’t google? It’s just strange.

  3. Lady

    “Now I love a lot of things about Microsoft, but Bing isn’t one of them. ” ooo yeeaah!!! I think it’s very very correct

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