Back in 2013, Google released the Chromebook Pixel which was more of a laptop with a touch screen display and with low computing resource requirements. However, in spite of its impressive hardware specs, the Chormebook Pixel didn’t quite had a value from users perspective, because it only offered a Chrome browser and internet to play with, nothing exciting on the software part.
Well, to counter that, Google announced plans to come up with devices and applications to bridge the gap between Chromebooks and Tablets at Google I/O in June 2014, in efforts to make Chromebooks appealing to the general user.
According to DigiTimes Research inquiries, Google is planning to complete 2-in-1 Chromebook development by the end of first quarter. The rumored 2-in-1 device can be used in the traditional Chromebook fashion and as such running on Chrome OS when a keyboard is attached. Interestingly, the keyboard can be dismounted from the device which would essentially turn the 2-in-1 Chromebook into a tablet that would use the Android operating system.
DigiTimes Research findings also showed that this progress by Google could force Microsoft to offer new low-price projects for their windows operating systems for the second half and encourage more OEMs to adopt the 2-in-1 hybrid Chromebooks in the future.