LG partnered with Google to create the Nexus 4 as well as the rumored Nexus 5, but until today the company expressed no intentions on working with the search giant’s other operating system Chrome OS. A new set of trademarks for three devices called “ChromeOne,” ChromeDesk” and “ChromeStation” suggest that may change soon, with the South Korean company apparently planning a blitz on the growing Chromebook market.
The news was first reported by TMWatch, while Engadget was able to verify the story using trademark search engine Markify. None of the trademarks contain any real information besides a note that they are all some type of tablet, laptop or hybrid computer, but their names offer some information on what to expect. If we had to guess we’d say the ChromeOne will be a flagship Chromebook, while the ChromeDesk and ChromeStation are likely desktop computers powered by Google’s web-based OS.
The Chromebook market has grown increasingly competitive in the past few years, with HP, Samsung, Acer and Lenovo all pushing their own Chrome OS computers. Google recently helped launch HP’s Chromebook 11, unofficially naming it the newest flagship Chromebook. But considering LG’s close relationship with Mountain View, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Google promoting the ChromeOne, ChromeDesk and ChromeStation when and if they ever hit the market.