Google’s Chrome OS is taking on Windows 10 with an improved tablet mode

Google has been setting its eyes on Windows 10 with Chrome OS, and now the firm is working on building out a full-on tablet mode for Chrome OS hybrids.

The firm is working on changing how the Chrome OS launcher wors, so that the full-screen launcher is launched by default automatically. Previously, the launcher would open partially, with a gesture needed to open the launcher fullscreen. This was done as a design compromise to reach a middle ground between tablet users and traditional laptop users.

On the more mundane side, the firm has also added a way to change the behaviour of the home button so that tapping it minimises the windows, instead of opening all launchers by default.

That being said, the full-screen app launcher was one of the things that set Windows tablets apart from Chrome OS and other desktop tablet hybrids.

With Google and the power of the Play Store, behind it, while Microsoft ironically retreats behind the potential power of web-apps, it’ll be interesting to see how Google’s tablets fare against Microsoft over the next two years or so.

Via XDA Developers.

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