Viewing the entire web is one of the major parts of using a Chromebook, but sometimes the full web does not feel so full-especially if you explore it with a touchscreen. Much of the internet is still poor, optimized for touch, and desktop sites are still primarily designed to gain points and click experiences. With the launch of Pixel Slate, Google's senior product manager for Chrome OS confirmed, Liu, in an interview, that the firm is aware that not all websites will fit a touchscreen. To cope with that, an upcoming edition of Chrome OS for tablets and touch-enabled Chromebooks will add the option to render the mobile version of a webpage.
In the forthcoming release, we will also introduce "Request tablet site" in Chrome on Pixel Slate, and with more and more touchscreen devices out there, we expect the network to continue to be more touch-friendly as well.
Although it essentially confirms that a Chrome tablet may not always be the best way to browse the web, it's good that Google acknowledges that it is the case rather than just making the users aware of it. After all, some desktop websites do not work with touch input, with extremely uncontrolled scrolling, impossible to hit touchpoints and unpredictable scaling. With this new swap, you will initially tell that your website is an iPad ̵
Liu did not confirm what "upcoming release" he was referring to, but I'd expect this to be rather than newer type of feature, as Google rushes to polish the experience on its new Pixel Slate tablet – probably one of the first the devices that will be this new swap. And the one who probably needs it most.