Handwriting recognition appears in the Chrome OS software keyboard


While I’ve longed for a Chrome OS tablet for more than year — and even attempted my own project to make one — Google’s(s goog) Chrome OS platform isn’t ready for that. It is a step closer though. Last week, handwriting recognition appeared in the on-screen keyboard in the early Canary channel of the software. A few days later, it progressed to the Dev channel.

Does this mean a Chrome OS tablet could be in the cards? There are still other aspects of Chrome OS that don’t fit well with that idea but it’s not out of the question; particularly as the interface gets redesigned in what might be more touch-friendly. We discuss that possibility on this week’s Chrome Show podcast and also talk about Dell’s Chromebook success in education, Chromecast app discovery and new chips that may power Chromebooks and Chromeboxes. Tune in below or download the podcast…

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