Google is developing touchscreen devices powered by Chrome OS according to WSJ. Earlier rumors came that Google is developing Chromebook Pixel laptop with touchscreen interface, a video has been released but there is no news after that, Now WSJ says that touchscreen devices with Chrome OS are developed to compete with Windows 8 devices.
According to the report the said devices will be sold this year, but it is not clear who is manufacturing the laptops for Google. Google already has the touch-screen OS running on tablets in the form of Android and why would Google develop another OS with touchscreen capability, and to support touchscreen interface in Chrome OS it needs several alterations to the existing code. Earlier Google released laptops running Chromebooks from Samsung and Acer, and directly selling them through Google Play store. These Chromebooks are retailing at $199-$249 and Google is promoting them with ads inside their Chrome browser. The report also didn’t mention any specifics on Specifications of the laptops or pricing and date for the release.
The Chromebook Pixel Video embedded below shows a laptop with 2560×1700 resolution with 4 million pixels.