The Ugliest New Tablet OS That You Have To See [PHOTOS]

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In a very strange webcast today from Fusion Garage (which included fake applause and 80s-era sound effects), Founder and CEO Chandra Rathakrishnan announced two brand new products: the Grid 10 tablet and the Grid 4 smartphone.

Both new products are built on top of Google’s Android operating system, though Android is hardly recognisable under inches of caked-on makeup known as Grid OS.

The Grid 10 tablet is the spiritual successor to Fusion Garage’s JooJoo tablet, which was dead on arrival.

The Grid 10 and Grid 4 will ship from Fusion Garage’s website and from Amazon on September 15th.

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content=”The Grid 10 runs Grid OS, which is built on top of Android. But it looks entirely different.

Founder Rathakrishnan compared Android/Grid OS to UNIX/Mac OS. We can’t imagine how this analogy works.

The Grid 10 runs a dual-core Tegra 2 processor and will be available in Wi-Fi and 3G versions, which are $499.99 and $599.99, respectively. The screen is 10.1 inches diagonally, and is 1366 x 768 in resolution–the densest pixels-per-inch tablet out there.”
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content=”The Grid 4 smartphone also runs Grid OS, and features a dual-core processor, 16GB of internal memory, front and rear facing cameras, and a $399.99 price tag unlocked.

Pretty standard for current-gen Android devices.

We’ll hear more details about the Grid 4 this fall, like which carriers Fusion Garage is partnering with.”
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