It looks like LG will be partnering up with Google for a few Chrome ventures, after Australia got hit with a few trademark requests from LG, including Chromedesk, Chromestation and Chromeone, all three Class 9 trademarks, meaning they are in the electronic devices category.
The trademarks come a few days before the Google Play event on October 24 in New York, where we are likely to see the new version of the Android and the LG Nexus 5, alongside a slew of new Android/Chrome orientated products and some big changes on Google Play.
The three trademarks may amount to nothing or just one device with three possible names, the finger is pointing at the next event after LG pushed the office to declare the trademarks, getting their Taken For Examination status report a few days ago.
With the Chromebook and Chromecast already out in the world, it does beg the question of what the Chromestation and Chromedesk have in store. The Chormedesk sounds like a more powerful PC running Chrome instead of Windows or Mac.
This doesn’t sound like the best idea in our opinion, almost all Chromebooks have light cheap designs to comfort a light web user who doesn’t run applications or play PC games. We cannot see a regular PC user wanting to buy a powerful machine running Chrome OS, with all of its setbacks.
Chromestation seems more about TV and with the Nexus Q now in the grave we may see its revival under a new Chrome name. Google does have the Chromecast for some Internet TV and as an incredible way to watch anything on your TV that can be displayed in a browser.
Perhaps the Chromesation will be the first party Google TV, the one with all the new Google services bundled with the best on demand and Internet content in a viable user interface. We are not sure yet, but it does sound fun, unlike the Chromeone, which sounds odd and confusing.