Just last week we were opining for a Chrome 2-in-1 with Android Apps to give us both a great Chrome OS laptop and an Android Tablet experience. This week it looks as if Google has listened, with the company today confirming that Chrome OS will be coming to many form factors included detachables and tablets.
The confirmation came from Google’s Director of product for Android and Chrome for Education Rajen Sheth in a conference call yesterday. During this call, he diverged from his main topic to confirm/ promote that not only will Chrome OS be utilising Android Apps moving forward but that we should expect to see all sorts of some factors.
Currently, Chrome OS resides in laptops, Chromeboxes (mini PCs), Chromebases, and even Chromesticks, while on the laptop front we’ve even got a couple of 360-degree versions giving a kind of tablet form factor to the OS. On the call, Sheth discussed the increased effort Google has put into enhancing touch support natively within Chrome OS itself.
Wit recent rumours evidence about code commits for keyboard-less interactions with ChomrOS devices being discovered it looks as if the evidence of a Chrome OS tablet or detachable 2in1 device may be converging. I see a real benefit in having the productivity of Chrome OS coupled with the app ecosystem and content consumption of Android apps in one device.