Google has unveiled a whole lot of new Chrome OS devices today – mostly laptops – but there’s also a small Chromecast-like dongle that you can slip into any HDMI port and turn that display into a full-on Chrome OS machine. It’s only $99, which puts it right into impulse-buy territory.
One of the laptops is a convertible with a touchscreen, which seems odd at first because Chrome OS isn’t really built with touch in mind. It starts to make more sense, however, when you combine with the news that Google is opening up the App Runtime for Chrome to all Android developers, allowing them to get their Android applications ready for Chrome OS.
It seems Google’s vision for Chrome OS and Android is becoming clear. A few years from now, Chrome OS or Android will be a distinction without a difference for most people.