Is Chrome OS coming to tablets?
Some minor changes to the code of Chrome OS, Google's take on cloud-based netbook operating systems, hint at an interesting push in the development of the operating system. Could it be that Honeycomb, which without a shadow of doubt remains Google's main focus in tablets, will be joined or replaced by Chrome OS Touch version? Here's the hard evidence present in Chrome OS code so far:
- Google has changed a user-agent string for “websites that are already customizing for tablet experiences.” In addition, all touch-optimized adjustments are to use the name “CrOS Touch” instead of just “CrOS.”
- A new tab page will be used for Touch
optimized Chrome OS, making it possible to quickly rearrange and
- An on-screen virtual keyboard was added.
We've seen Google bring up concept Chrome models and videos for tablets, and we've heard rumors of cloud-based music services in the latest versions of Android. Will it be a partial integration with Honeycomb or a separate touch platform - that remains a guessing game. Whatever it is, though, we'll know more about it soon, but in the meantime, let us know what's your prediction!