Google has sparked speculation that the successor of the original Chromebook Pixel will out soon. The Chromebook Pixel, a high-end laptop designed to run Chrome OS, may be getting the legitimate successor in the coming days. Now, a video has reportedly surfaced where Google executives confirmed the next-generation Chromebook Pixel.
Renee Niemi, who runs Google's Android and Chrome programs for work and education, reportedly confirmed the device on stage at the TeamWork 2015 partner event, according to the folks over at OMG Chrome.
According to the report, Niemi said:
"We do have a new Pixel coming out and it will be coming out soon. We will be selling it... but I just have to set your expectations: this is a development platform...This is really a proof of concept. We don't make very many of these-we really don't. And our developers and our Googlers consume 85 percent of what we produce. But yes, we do have a new Pixel coming out."
The original Chromebook Pixel was priced at around $1,300. It was a premium device made for select few. Nevertheless, Google at least made an attempt to challenge Apple in the premium notebook segment.
Digitimes recently speculated that the next-generation Chromebook Pixel might be a 2-in-1 device. It will run ChromeOS with the keyboard attached, and Android when in tablet mode, although it's unclear whether the 2-in-1 device will dual-boot the two operating systems (OS) independently or run Android apps natively in ChromeOS.