The often hit-or-miss Digitimes is reporting that Google could be building a new laptop, but don’t expect it to be part of the Chrome lineup. The new notebook PC could have developed under direct influence of Sundar Pichai, the man who recently took over for Andy Rubin as Google’s Android chief. So what type of PC can we expect? One running Android.
Or that’s the rumor, anyway. Digitimes pegs the device for launch in late Q3/early Q4, and given Pichai’s experience the concept is at least feasible. An all-Android notebook doesn’t necessarily go against word from Google that there were no plans to unify the Chrome OS with the company’s popular mobile offering.
We have no idea what to expect, if such a device even comes to fruition. Would it utilize a modified version of the Android OS? Or act in a similar way to recent Android convertibles such as the ASUS Transformer line? Can we expect an official announcement at Google I/O? Will it be as expensive as the Chromebook Pixel? So many questions, so few answers.