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Google recently release the Touchscreen Chrome Pixel, and now the company is trying to develop features that will coincide nicely with the Pixel. Google is currently working on a touch version of Chrome that includes some nice features anyone working with a touchscreen will enjoy. Here are the current Chrome updates that are in the works.

New Chrome Touch Updates

If you use a smartphone, chances are that you will be familiar with the gestures Google is trying to bring to the forefront. Such gestures include pinch-to-zoom, touch to navigate, and various other options. All of these features have been built directly into Chrome, so that touchscreen users can access and use Chrome without any awkward no-touch fumbling.

In addition to Google's new Pixel, there are a number of different Windows 8 machines that will work nicely with the new Chrome updates. In case you haven't noticed, there are new touchscreen options appearing nearly monthly, and consumers seem to love what touchscreen has to offer. Even though it seemed somewhat gimmicky to start with, touchscreens might just be the way that people are headed when it comes to new systems. Here's a look at some of the more popular touchscreen options.

Google's Chrome Pixel

The Chrome Pixel was introduced in February of 2013, and it still proves to be a nice alternative to other popular laptops. The Pixel boasts Gorilla Glass and a a 12.85-inch, 2560 x 1700 touchscreen panel. It's that touchscreen option that has many people curious about the Pixel, and it's also why Google is working so fervently to update Chrome's touchscreen appeal.

Google hasn't been kind where price is concerned, pricing the Pixel at around $1300, but that price is competitive with Apple's MacBooks. The Pixel will be available through the Google Play soon, though an exact date is not currently available. What if Google's high price tag is just too high? In that case, there are some other popular options.

Windows 8 Touchscreen Options

A lot of companies ranging from HP to Toshiba are currently offering Windows 8 touchscreen options. These laptops range in price from $400 to more than $1000. If you are going to go the touchscreen route, I suggest looking at the same specs and features that you might look at with any other system.

Just because a laptop boasts a touchscreen, that element of touch doesn't make one laptop better or worse than another. It simply means that you will likely be using your fingers to swipe and move from screen to screen more than a keyboard. Now that Chrome has some touchscreen updates, too, using a screen that relies on touch will be easier.

The New Chrome Updates

Google is currently working on Chrome updates, though the touch updates mentioned above have not been fully developed yet. There is no word on when Google plans to release the new Chrome updates, but there's a good chance you will see some of these features appear within the next month or so. What do you think of these new features? Do you use a touchscreen laptop?