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February 24, 2015

Google is readying the next Chromebook Pixel version

Google Touchscreen LaptopOMG! Chrome! have been doing what they do best ━ snooping, and very good at it they are. They spotted a video of Renee Niemi, (who is the lead of Android and Chrome for Work and Education), at the recent Google Teamwork event, where she revealed that the company’s working on the next-gen Pixel that will be release later this year.

Although Mountain View has since pulled down the video, but the publication transcribed the relevant part as follows:

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% of what we produce. But yes, we do have a new Pixel coming out.

Obviously Google hasn’t officially announced anything yet, including the Chromebook pixel specs. But according to OMG! Chrome!, though, it might still have the same 12.85-inch high-res screen, along with the new, reversible type C USB port.

The retail Chromebooks are priced in the £170 to £300, but it’s most likely the Chromebook Pixel 2 will cost around the same price as the first Pixel which started at around the £1,200 mark. There’s also a chance that the new model will be announced at Google I/O 2015 in May, as the first one was launched at the same event back in 2013.

SOURCE: OMG! Chrome!

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini