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| | Google is making Chrome OS more touch-friendly
Chrome OS is getting optimized for new styles of computing.When you think of tablet operating systems, you may think iOS, Android and perhaps Windows at a stretch, but Google is planning to change that perception by adding another of its operating systems into the running.When Google introduced Android apps to Chrome OS last year, one might have thought it was doing so to make up for the lack of native apps offered for the platform. Instead, the firm appears to have a much more ambitious plan in mind.Google is moving Chrome OS from a simple OS that supports desktops and laptops, to one like Windows which powers tablets and hybrids of all flavours as well.First, the firm is changing the way the app launcher appears in Chrome OS when a tablet or detachable in tablet mode is in use.According to a commit discovered by XDA Developers Chrome OS will now open a full-screen launcher for tablets when in tablet mode, as opposed to applying the default desktop behaviour of opening a par...