Chromebook development continues at a frenetic pace as we roll into the latter portions of 2019. With the ‘Hatch’ family of devices set to bring us the next wave of mid/high-end devices, Google’s new ‘Atlas’ device, and the slew of ARM Chromebooks on the way, the final months of 2019 are going to be absolutely […]
One of the primary focuses here at Chrome Unboxed is future hardware. After all, our early days were all about new devices! What is coming feels just as important as what is here now, so we will continue looking for the latest and greatest developments in the Chrome OS ecosystem.
We are extremely confident that Samsung is currently working on their next flagship Chromebook and I would wager a cup of coffee that we’ll see it sometime around CES 2020 in January. The excitement that will ensue if we do, in fact, get a proper successor to the Chromebook Pro goes without saying, but Samsung […]
Since we’ve been tracking the new generation of MediaTek-powered Chrome OS devices, we’ve known some would end up as tablets and/or detachables. Of the five (yes, 5) MediaTek 8183 devices we’re tracking, we’re quite sure one is a detachable and another is a tablet. We’ve talked about ‘Kodama’ already and the clear references to its […]
Since we came across ‘Kohaku’ a few months back, we’ve been pretty confident that this would be a Samsung-built Chromebook and would likely be the successor to the very-important Samsung Chromebook Pro that arrived at CES in January of 2017. With Samsung emails all over the commits, we also uncovered a handful of other pieces […]
Chrome OS tablets have had a rocky start. While the tablet experience of Chrome OS continues to evolve and improve, the niche form-factor is still a hard sell for the average consumer and enthusiast alike. Still, there is a degree of intrigue around a device that can perform as both a productivity machine and a […]
The process for Qualcomm entering the Chrome OS space has been a long one. We first heard rumblings at the end of 2017 (yes, coming up on 2 years ago) and were given an official announcement by Qualcomm at the yearly Snapdragon Summit in December of 2018. The official statement from that time was that […]
While Intel is busy creating more confusion around which processor they’re actually ready to release, another Comet Lake-powered Chromebook has popped up in the Chromium repository. Built on the expanding ‘Hatch’ platform, ‘Akemi’ began development just yesterday with ODM Bitland at the helm.
As we talked about earlier today, Wi-Fi 6 is on the way with faster peak download speeds and much better handling of multi-device households, offices, and businesses. Across the board, Wi-Fi 6 (also known as 802.11ax) will be a major upgrade over Wi-Fi 5 (also known as 802.11ac). One thing is a tad nagging right […]
We’ve been tracking a baseboard by the name of ‘Mistral’ for some time now. Because of the particular chip inside this device, our interest has been piqued for months at this point, but in the face of the sheer volume of new, upcoming Chrome OS devices, it sort of got lost in the shuffle. Gabriel […]
We have been inundated with ‘Atlas’ and Google hardware news this week, from the Nest Hub Max leak to this latest bit of news from Geekbench to the FCC filing a few days ago, there is more action in July surrounding Google-made devices than we’ve ever seen before. I still hold to my assumption that […]
Today’s discovery by Kyle Bradshaw over at 9to5 Google has the Chrome Unboxed office absolutely buzzing. We usually have to wait until September for these types of leaks and #madebyGoogle hardware hype, but we’re getting a little dose earlier than normal this year. We need to talk about the FCC filing, what it is, and […]
Google has been intentionally fueling the fire of Pixel 4 rumors with jovial Twitter teases that take a light-hearted jab at the insurmountable number of online leaks. The fourth iteration of the Pixel Phone lineup continues to get its fair share of press coverage and Google’s attempt to get on over on us points to […]