As we were wrapping up our news coverage last week, an image surfaced of what appears to show a full-blown tablet running Google’s ChromeOS. This is our first glimpse at a functional ChromeOS-powered tablet.
At this point, many of you might be thinking, well, the Google Pixelbook is sort of a tablet. The Pixelbook runs ChromeOS, but it’s not exactly a full-blown tablet as it comes with a built-in keyboard and trackpad. Pictured in the image, taken during the BETT Conference in London, is an all-screen tablet device made by Acer. Since the photo was captured at a conference all about education, we could be looking at a new device primarily for students. The display looks to be between 8-inches and 10-inches in size. There’s a front-facing camera, mighty large bezels and an icon showcasing stylus support in case you didn’t notice. Other than that, there’s not all that much to dwell on here.
Not all of us think of tablets right away when referring to a Chromebook, though many 2-in-1 Chromebooks do exist on the market. Many, however, have been waiting for a ChromeOS tablet, dating back to the days we thought Google would merge ChromeOS with Android to create a hybrid productive software known as ‘Andromeda.’ A ChromeOS tablet could very well be in the pipeline, not to stir up rumors that Android tablets could be succeeded by ones like this. ChromeOS will definitely feel different as an all-touch experience, and we’d most certainty look forward to trying it out shall hardware ever actually launch.