Google is doing a splendid job of manufacturing low-cost Chromebooks. The latest stunner is the Acer C7 Chromebook which costs around $199. Google also announced a Chromebook from Samsung last month in San Francisco and it retails for $249. If you’re wondering what’s next, the China Times is reporting that Google is planning to launch a touch-enabled Chromebook soon, possibly before the end of this year.

Google might even sell the said Chromebook under its own brand. The China Times added that the size of the new Chromebook is still tentative and that Google has already ordered 20 million units of the mystery device from Compal Electronics, a Taiwanese original design manufacturer (ODM). The new Chromebook could be running Google’s very own Chrome OS, although we are also hearing that Google might allow it to run Android as well. The report from the China Times raises more questions that answers. For now, let’s take it with a grain of salt.

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