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Google has quietly been working on touch capabilities in Chrome OS, such as the on-screen keyboard, but we haven’t seen much hardware take advantage of it. The time may be near for a Chrome tablet or other Chrome OS form factors.

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Google has quietly been adding touch input capabilities to its Chrome OS even though there are only two Chromebooks that have a touch screen. The on-screen keyboard in Chrome suggests more form factors could be on the way and one site suggests that April’s Acer product line update could be the launching point for a tablet.

It’s possible, of course and even though I’ve long wanted a Chrome OS tablet, it seems like Google still has more work to do for a proper touch experience. And such a device would appeal more with a greater number of touch-capable Chrome apps of which there are still relatively few. Regardless, it is a possibility that we discus on this week’s Chrome Show podcast. Tune in below or download the show to hear our thoughts on this as well as the upcoming Samsung Chromebook 2, how to play 2048 on your Chrome OS device and information on Google I/O.

  1. Rann Xeroxx Monday, April 7, 2014

    If full Windows tablets are constantly derailed as not having enough apps with 150K, how would a GoogleOS tablet be any better?

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