After launching two Chromebooks in association with the companies like Samsung and Acer, Google has reportedly developed touchscreen laptop powered by own Chrome operating system, which are likely to go on sale later this year.
The Wall Street Journal, the prime source of information, claims that these touchscreen laptops will come with cloud computing. But at this point, it’s still unclear which hardware manufacturer are working with Google to launch the product. The Journal also stated that Google sold nearly 100,000 $199 and $249 Chromebooks in the U.S. during the fourth quarter of last year.
Adding a touch-centric interface to the Chrome OS should not be so difficult for Google as the Chrome OS already includes a touchscreen keyboard.
Looks like, with these touchscreen laptops, Google is trying to grab a share with Microsoft, that has already launched several Windows 8 powered touchscreen laptops in market. These new touchscreen laptops will also be competing with the devices powered by Google’s own Android, that has established company as a force in mobile-device software.