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.