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Google thinks about a Chromebook Pro

by on28 June 2016

What would one of them look like?

Search engine outfit has been looking at Microsoft’s Surface Pro and its clone the Apple Pro and thought “I’ll be ‘aving some of that.”

Through its Google Opinion Rewards app for Android, which gives people Google Play Store credits in exchange for anonymous responses to surveys, Google asked some people a few questions about a “Chromebook Pro.”

These include questions like “How would you think a Chromebook Pro is different than a Chromebook?” and “What should a Chromebook Pro should be like?” and “What type of people would want to use it.”

Obviously this would be a some sort of high-end laptop running Chrome OS, just like, say, the much copied Surface Pro 4.

It isn’t clear from these survey questions if Google is thinking about making a Chromebook Pro itself, just as it has made high-end Chromebook Pixel laptops, or if Google is just wondering how consumers would perceive a Chromebook Pro made by a third party.

But this is not the only clue we have had. Last month Google advertised for a job posting entitled “Quality Engineer, Chromebook Pixel,” suggesting something new is coming.
Now that it’s becoming possible to use Android apps on Chromebooks, it is possible we will see a lot more of them out there in different sizes and flavours.

Last modified on 28 June 2016
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