Throughout the years, Chrome OS has arrived on a wide variety of form factors like laptops, desktops, all-in-ones, tablets, and more. New proof proposes Google is seeing bringing Chrome OS to another form factor — dual touchscreen Chromebooks.
Over the most recent couple of years, an ever increasing number of producers have started trying different things with dual-screen laptops and tablets. ASUS has just released such a dual-screen Windows laptop — the ZenBook Duo Pro — and Microsoft has been effectively creating Windows 10X, which was at first expected explicitly for dual-screen gadgets, including their own Surface Neo tablet.
In view of that, it’s not very amazing to see that Google has been working on a Chrome OS gadget — codenamed “Palkia” — that is internally recorded as having two touchscreens and a trackpad. We even observe that reality spread out in the description of a code change, where a developer depicts the locations of the chips that control each screen.
There are two touch screen controllers on the Palkia gadget. One is on the lid; another is on the base.
One translation of this depiction is that “Palkia” has both an inner touchscreen like some other clamshell Chromebook and an external one obvious when shut. Notwithstanding, in the code, we find that Palkia has “tablet mode” and the generally important hardware sensors disabled. Basically, that implies we’re taking a gander at a clamshell-just gadget, not a convertible or tablet.
Joining the entirety of this, our translation is that this double touchscreen Chromebook could be manufactured likewise to the ASUS ZenBook Duo Pro, with a second, littler showcase beneath the pivot, yet it is highly unlikely to know without a doubt.
Before you let your creative mind run excessively wild and begin setting something aside for a dual-screen Chromebook, signs as of now highlight “Palkia” being a prototype/experiment — not an product we’ll have the option to get one day soon.
In a comment on one code change, a Chromium developer proposes that they “don’t need to pay much resource for a POC project.” Elsewhere in a similar change, two unique developers express that “Palkia isn’t an OEM device,” which means there’s no organization like ASUS, Acer, or Lenovo wanting to release this specific Chromebook project.
Rather, it appears as though Google is getting ready for the future chance of Chromebooks having more than one touchscreen, following the trend of Windows (and to a extent macOS) laptops offering a second built-in display. When the hardware support is completely functional, it ought to be fascinating to perceive how the Chrome OS team chooses to deal with this sort of second display, on the off chance that it will be any unique in relation to just associating a second monitor.