The new iPad seems to be dominating this week, but there’s still some excitement about Chrome OS responding to touch, as a Google employee set off the hubbub.

Here is the disclaimer: What was said today didn’t come near a definite “yes, we’re working on that.” It might have just been a sort of spoken misstep, and the most promising-sounding part may have been a sign of optimism not meant to signify any definite product plans.

Senior Product Manager Anders Sandholm had an interesting response when asked about Chrome OS and touch. According to Dan Grabham, Sandholm looked at a PR rep and “chuckled nervously,” and said, “I can’t . . . I mean . . . right now we are targeting netbooks, that’s what we’re focused on, but I expect it to work well . . . we expect it to target everything up to desktop computers.”