This week on The Chrome Cast, we begin things by introducing our newest, soon-to-be employee: Andrew Johnson. He’s not technically on the team just yet, but we’re near getting him onboarded and we spend a few minutes letting all of you get to know him a bit better. Andrew will be helping us with video production specifically, so be on the lookout for more video content moving forward as we kick YouTube into the next gear here at Chrome Unboxed.
From there, we move on to talking through the newest leaks surrounding the Pixel Notepad and Pixel Watch. For the Notepad, that means we’re talking about the possible $1399 price tag and with the Pixel Watch, it means we’re discussing the rumored May 26th launch date.
Next, we talk through the recent findings that show RGB keyboards in the works for Chromebooks. This means Google and Chromebook manufacturers are really serious about gaming on Chrome OS and as we await the release of ‘Borealis’ – a.k.a. Steam on Chrome OS – it looks like Chromebook makers are getting things in line to take full advantage.
Finally, we discuss MediaTek’s new Kompanio chips for Chromebooks and the latest news that reveals the new ‘Boreal’ device – one we hoped was a high-end Chromecast with Google TV – will likely be a standard HD version at an even lower price. While its a bit of a bummer, it is probably a good move as we look at the current state of the market for streaming dongles.
- The folding Pixel Notepad gets an aggressive, rumored price tag
- New leak suggests an actual release date for Pixel Watch
- MediaTek officially unwraps the new Kompanio 1380 for premium Chromebooks
- The mid-range MediaTek 828 SoC shows out in new benchmark comparison
- RGB keyboards signal Google’s high hopes for Chromebook gaming
- New Chromecast with Google TV will be budget-friendly and only stream in HD
- A new Chromecast with Google TV device is in the works, could launch later this year