Google Developing new Chromebook Pixel
Ryan Simmons / 2 years ago
Google’s Chromebook equivalent of the Nexus phones, the Pixel, is apparently due to for an update. The ‘showcase’ device designed to show off the potential of the Chrome OS, was first introduced over two years ago. Well, now a Google employee let it slip that a new one is on the way.
Speaking at the TeamWork 2015 partner event, Google’s head of Android and Chrome programs for work and education, Renee Niemi, said that a new model is coming, something recorded and uploaded to YouTube. However, Google has since taken down that particular video, suggesting that they don’t want us to know about it yet. Fortunately, OMG Chrome transcribed the portion in which Niemi made the revelation.
“We do have a new Pixel coming out and it will be coming out soon. We will be selling it but I just have to set your expectations: this is a development platform. This is really a proof of concept. We don’t make very many of these — we really don’t. And […] our developers and our Googlers consume 85% of what we produce. But yes, we do have a new Pixel coming out.”
This suggests that Google won’t be deviating from its original plans for the Pixel – that it is a limited and expensive device, and that its sole purpose is to demonstrate the capabilities of the Chrome OS to developers.