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Chrome OS To Power Only Laptops For Now, Reports Google

Search engine giant Google has said that it plans to offer its Chrome OS operating system on notebook devices for now, with no plans for tablets and Smartphones.

Speaking during the Computex trade show in Taipei, Sunder Pichai, Google’s senior vice president for Chrome, said that the company was focusing only on notebook devices as of now, Reuters reported.

“Chrome OS is a computer model designed with various form factors in mind, but we are entirely focused on the notebook form factor for now. We have no other plans at this time," Pichai said when he was asked whether Chrome will be seen on tablet PCs.

Notebooks based on Google’s Chrome OS will be soon available from computer makers Samsung and Acer.

Chrome OS is basically set in a web browser environment complete with its own sandbox security. The platform will allow users to accomplish tasks by the means of web apps that can be installed and run on the browser like interface.

As of now, there is a small number of original equipment manufacturers prepared to offer Chrome OS based notebooks. To gain more partners, the company recently opened a Chrome Centre in Taiwan. The company failed to detail the purpose behind the new centre.