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18 May 2015
Why touchscreens becoming common on Chromebooks is a good thing

We get to know a lot about Chrome OS hardware. We get a sneak peek from manufacturers and are given the opportunity to test out lots of the new hardware that is released.

One trend we have noticed is that touchscreens are coming to lots of Chromebooks. It’s an extra that some people don’t seem to get along with. Some find it a strange addition because Chrome OS is not really touch-friendly.

We think it is a positive step. Particularly, when you factor in the future of Chrome OS and Android coming closer together.

When Android apps become an even bigger part of Chrome OS, you are going to be thankful that you have a touchscreen.

Think about it. Better than that, try it out now. Get the Android Vine App on your Chromebook today. When you use your trackpad with it, it doesn’t feel that great to be honest. You know intuitively just how it would work on your tablet or phone.

Of course, those of you who are already lucky enough to have a Chromebook with a touch screen will have tried this. Maybe it was already instinctive?

We have mentioned many times before that Chrome OS and Android coming together is getting closer. Manufacturers are on top of this and are keen to provide us with Chromebooks that are prepared for this future.

Acer, Asus and HP have all designed Chromebooks with different sizes couple with touchscreens. Not forgetting that the flagship Chromebook from Google, the Pixel, has a touchscreen too. The Chromebook Pixel is made by Google to show manufacturers what can be done on the Chromebook platform.

Our advice is not to write off a Chromebook with a touchscreen just yet, you don’t know when your favourite Android app is going to become compatible with it.