Google is intending to release another rendition of its own Pixel-marked Chromebook, as indicated by a report from Android Police. The gadget would be a successor to 2015’s Chromebook Pixel 2, whose deals were ceased last year. No new Chromebooks were declared at Google’s hardware occasion last Fall, so this would be Google’s first portable PC in two years.
Back in 2016, there were rumors that Google was chipping away at a gadget codenamed “Bison,” which reportedly had the frame factor of a thin tablet (under 10mm), yet ran on a vigorously modified form of Android known as “Andromeda.”
“Bison” was situated as a likely contender to Apple’s MacBook and iPad Pro, as well as to Microsoft’s Surface Pro. Its price would begin at about $799; have a 12.3-inch high-resolution show, a stylus, either 32GB or 128GB of capacity, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and even a committed “tablet mode.”
At that time, Android Police revealed that “Bison” would release some time in Q3 2017. The planning is incidental, but it could be the up and coming Chromebook Pixel. One significant contrast is that the new Chromebook Pixel will obviously keep running on Chrome OS, while Google has never reported Andromeda.
If the supposed release dates for Bison and the new Chromebook Pixel coordinate, Google is following the Pixel’s own release schedule. The main Chromebook Pixel was discharged in 2013. After that, its successor took over two years later to come out. With that in mind, few things have changed at Google over the last year, which may have transformed what was once imagined as “Bison” into a more straightforward, streamlined successor to a current lineup of gadgets.
We additionally heard that a top of the line gadget codenamed “Eve” was in progress, and that it could be the third Chromebook Pixel, yet we don’t know whether and how that is in any capacity identified with “Bison,” whose status remains uncertain.