It certainly looks like LG will launch some sort of Chrome device as evidenced by the trademark application submitted recently.
tmWatch writes LG has submitted trademark applications for the following.
Quoted from the application …
Class 9: Projectors; head phones; mobile phones; television receivers; speakers for television; universal serial bus (USB) drives; monitors for computers; laptop computers; computers; digital versatile disc (DVD) players; portable hard disk drives for computer; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; computer application software; audio receivers; settop boxes; car speakers; speakers for home theaters; audio-video (AV) receivers for home theaters; convertible computers; tablet computers
Coming to the party fashionably late does have its advantages. If LG were to follow HP’s lead and offer a similar quality mid-range Chromebook with a Snapdragon 600 or 800 SoC, backlit keyboard, and all day operation from the battery; I believe this would be an instant success.
LG does have a strong relationship with Qualcomm.