More and more details continue to emerge about the Chromebook we only know as ‘Eve’ thus far.
With each additional find, we hopefully come closer to some kind of official announcement for this new device.
For today’s tidbit, we have a commit about the keyboard being backlit. Again, this one comes from our buddy +Yanny Mischuck.
You can see it here, but the language is pretty straight forward:
The TPS61161DRVR used for keyboard backlight expects an input frequency of 5 to 100 kHz but is currently only getting 100Hz.
With this change the keyboard backlight duty cycle curve behaves as expected and you no longer need 50% duty cycle to get it to turn on.
Also the keyboard backlight does not need to be enabled in DSLEEP since that is only possible in S3/S5, so remove the DSLEEP flag.
So, it seems the picture for ‘Eve’ is slowly but surely getting more and more clear. To date, we have:
- Convertible Form Factor
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Updated Touchpad (Google Centroiding)
- High-Res Display
- Backlit Keyboard
- Kabylake Chipset
From all this, we can at least assume that ‘Eve’ will be a higher-end device with all the bells and whistles that we are starting to become used to in the nicer Chromebooks here in 2017.
As always, we’ll keep you posted as we find more!