April 10, 2014

We May See Chrome OS Tablets Arrive Soon

As Chromebooks--portable computers based on Google's Chrome OS platform--continue to carve out a healthy niche for themselves, there are strong signs that we are soon going to see Chrome OS tablets. This, of course, has been in the rumor mill for some time. Last October, I reported on a developer-focused version of Chrome OS that included an on-screen keyboard, which of course would be ideal for use on a tablet. Now, the Chrome OS team has confirmed that the latest Stable Channel version of Chrome OS has such a keyboard, and it's likely we'll see tablets based on Google's operating system soon.

Francis Beaufort went so far as to supply a screenshot of a Chrome OS tablet, found here.  And, in a post from the Chrome OS team, the new on-screen keyboard is confirmed.

 

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