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Upcoming "Puppy" Chromebook To Feature NVIDIA Tegra 4?

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    Upcoming "Puppy" Chromebook to feature NVIDIA Tegra 4? - Liliputing (click for full article)

    "It looks like an upcoming Chrome OS device may feature an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. Chrome Story found mention of a new device code-named "puppy" in the Chromium code base, and while it's not clear if it's a laptop or desktop, or what other hardware it will have, it appears to feature an NVIDIA T114 "dalmore" processor.


    NVIDIA's next-generation chip is features 4 ARM Cortex-A15 processor cores and 72 graphics cores. It also features enhancements for phones and tablets including new camera functionality and a 4G LTE modem, but that doesn't necessarily mean the new Chrome OS device will have mobile broadband or a high performance camera.


    Chrome OS is Google's operating system based on the Chrome web browser. Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung are all offering laptops and/or desktops running the operating system at this point and there are hints that future devices could sport new features such as touchscreens and high resolution displays.


    As for the "puppy" Chromebook, all we know at this point is that someone appears to be testing Chromium (the open source version of Chrome) on the Tegra 4-powered device."
     
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    Chromebook Pixel: Will next-gen Chromebooks have higher-def, touchscreen displays? - Liliputing (click for full article)

    "Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung are all offering Chromebooks, with screen sizes ranging from 11.6 to 14 inches. Some have hard drives while others have solid state disks. And some have x86 processors while others have ARM-based chips.


    So what's next for laptops running Chrome OS? According to a concept video (and hints from developer François Beaufort), next-gen Chromebooks could feature high resolution touchscreen displays.


    Beaufort says he knows that Google is actually testing a device with a 2560 x 1700 pixel display and touch capabilities.


    What we don't know if the video from SlinkyMe that showed up on YouTube this week shows that product or just a concept that may or may not have anything to do with any real device.


    The concept is called the Google Pixel, and according to the video it's "designed" by Google, which would suggest that it's either being designed and built in-house like the ill-fated Nexus Q (or the too-soon-to-tell Microsoft Surface tablets), or it could be the Chrome OS equivalent of an Android Nexus device. Google typically partners with companies such as Asus and Samsung to build phones and tablets under the Nexus brand, and could be partnering with a laptop maker to build a Chromebook Pixel.


    Or maybe it's just a concept meant to inspire the next generation of Chromebooks from companies such as Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung.


    Update: Unsurprisingly, the video has been removed from YouTube... which may or may not lend any credence to the existence of a Chromebook Pixel project. The CEO of SlinkyMe says the company's servers were hit by hackers, which is why the project was posted online.


    You can check out some screenshots below, as well as versions of the video that have been re-uploaded (thanks Android Authority!)"
     
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    A few months ago the China Times newspaper reported that Google was working on a touchscreen Chromebook and already ordered netbooks from Compal and Wintek (see link to thread below). These reports plus the new rumor about "Chromebook Pixel", along with the fact that Chromebooks are selling very well - has me leaning in the direction that Google is planning to come out with a touchscreen Nexus Chromebook. My guess at the timeline would be a launch at Google I/O in May:

    http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/...gle-branded-chromebook-touchscreen-works.html

    "The China Commercial Times (Chinese language link) reports that Google has placed hardware orders with Taiwanese manufacturers Compal Electronics and Wintek to produce a Chromebook with a 12.85-inch touch display."
     
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