The US Patent Office has published a new patent application from Google that reveals that both their Android and Chrome OS teams are considering the use of pop-out radial styled menus in the future. The new menus will apply to smartphones, tablets and tradition hardware such as notebook and desktop computers. The new menus could provide single or dual layers of application tools that will assist users in getting the task at hand done quicker and more intuitively when it comes to touch displays. Google's not alone on this quest to deliver radial styled menus to both portable and traditional styled devices in the future, as Apple has already filed not one, but two patent applications on this very feature in the last two years. Who will get to market first with this idea and who will get it right? – Only time will tell.