Google seems to gear up for a new Dual-display Chromebook in the future, or at least readying its Chrome OS for such device later on. As per the findings of 9to5Google, references in Chromium code change pointed out that, Google is configuring its latest Chrome OS to support Dual-display devices, like Chromebooks.
A New Dual-display Chromebook?
Google trails with a lot of internal innovations every week. While few make out to public hands, most of them are killed even before a prototype is built. And now, the American tech conglomerate is found to be extending its Chrome OS support to Dual-display devices like Chromebooks! This was spotted by 9to5Google in the changes made to Chromium OS, which is an open-source project used by many.
Dual-display devices aren’t new anymore. Asus has launched a ZenBook Pro Duo with a second display on just above the keyboard. For this to run, Microsoft’s Window’s 10X was used, which the maker has been using for its Surface Neo Tablet.
And now, Google seems to be eyeing on this innovation, by launching its Chrome OS for a Dual-display Chromebook. The code changes mentioned something called “Palkia”, which is said to be having two touchscreens and a trackpad.
Further, a developer has mentioned the placement of two displays, where one would internal, normal as others and the other would be on top of the lid. This hints us the device could be used as a tablet when folded, but this is not the case. More code within clears that Palkia has Tablet mode disabled along with other required sensors. Thus, it could be a clamshell-only device.
But this could be far from reach since the project is also mentioned as POC (Proof-of-concept). Thus, it may be killed if found unnecessary. Few developers have also mentioned that Palkia is not an OEM device, means no laptop or desktop vendor has taken it up to make one. Thus, it’s good to assume the code hints are just a possibility of a new Chromebook with Dual-display or any other similar device with support for Chrome OS.
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