Google plans to launch a new Chromebook Pixel, mini version of Google Home alongside new phones

Google plans to launch a new Chromebook Pixel, mini version of Google Home alongside new phones

By | August 22nd, 2017
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According to a source familiar with the company's plans, Google will launch

not just two new Google Pixel phones at a hardware event this fall, but an

all-new Pixel-branded Chromebook - the first since the 2015 Chromebook

Pixel pictured above - as well as a miniaturized version of its Google Home

smart speaker.


														
							

At this time, we don’t have any specifications for this laptop. However, it seems likely that it was born out of Google’s mysterious Project Bison, which we exclusively detailed last year (and, at the time, was scheduled for a Q3 2017 launch). The big difference? Our source is confident that this Pixel will be branded a Chromebook, while Project Bison was originally intended to run a highly-modified version of Android known internally as Andromeda.

Unfortunately, our source is unable to confirm if this is, in fact, the same laptop. We know that Bison was intended as a serious competitor to Apple’s MacBook and Microsoft’s Surface Pro, with a 12.3″ screen, 32 or 128GB of storage, 8 or 16GB of RAM, and an optional Wacom stylus that would be sold separately.

Google intended for Bison to be under 10mm thick, and feature a “tablet” mode. We guessed at the time this would be similar in form to the ASUS Chromebook Flip line of laptops, allowing the screen to be rotated a full 360-degrees, making it a true “convertible.”

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Nisheeth Bhakuni