Chrome OS For Notebooks Only for Now

Google will be making Chrome OS available for notebooks only in the beginning. The information comes from Sundar Pichai who said:

Chrome OS is a computer model designed with various form factors in mind, but we are entirely focused on the notebook form factor for now. We have no other plans at this time.

The reasons for this are probably related to the success that Google is seeing with Android on tablets and smartphones (more so on smartphones). If Google was to launch Chrome OS in a tablet form factor it could slow growth rate down there by diluting things a little.

We hear from CrunchGear that Google is testing touchscreen elements in the software, but these could be reserved for future updates that could be either months or years away.

It isn’t clear where things will end up with Chrome OS and Android, but perhaps both will eventually merge allowing a cloud based tablet with the touchscreen friendly Android.

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