Google keeps Chrome OS focus on notebooks
Google will keep the focus of its Chrome operating system on notebooks for now, according to company executives, crushing immediate hopes of desktops and tablets featuring the OS.
Sundar Pichai, senior vice president for Chrome, told an audience at Computex in Taipei that the company had no plans for tablets based on the web-based operating system.
Google’s tablet footprint is currently limited to the Android operating system, and Google said it had no plans to merge the two systems as some observers have predicted.
Web-centric Chromebooks, made by Samsung and Acer, using Google’s operating system will go on sale in June, as it challenges Microsoft and Apple on their home turf.