WSJ: Google Has Developed a Touchscreen Device Which Uses Chrome OS

By Jamie Condliffe on at

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has developed a touchscreen laptop which runs its Chrome operating system — and suggests they'll go on sale later this year.

The Journal's sources, however, are short on extra detail: there's no word on which hardware manufacturers are working on the devices, nor exactly when it will go on sale. And price? Not a chance — but given the price points of other Chrome OS devices, it'll probably be at least affordable.

If the rumour is true, then it reinforces Google's continued desire to work on producing hardware — but it also starts to blur the line between its own two operating systems. Traditionally Android has been used for all touch screen devices and Chrome OS for Google-powered laptops. Maybe, just maybe, that's set to change. [WSJ]