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As these recordings come from a keypad maker, they naturally concentrate on the keypad, which is attached to the tablet by a set of fasteners and seems to be communicating via Bluetooth rather than a physically connected one. It' also very likely that the tablet pictures are mock-ups from Brydge, not a real Google-unit.
However, if they are real, this could be the same as the new Pixelbook we saw just last weekend and which has recently appeared in on-line notices. It' s not clear if this unit has the removable keypad that seems to be present here. Rumours about the coming tablet have been circulating since the beginning of August, when Chrome OS's sources mentioned "Nocturne".
Noteurne may be supported by a second instrument code-named "Atlas" when it is advertised in October. We' ve already seen a 2-in-1 ChromeOS tablet this year - the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 - but at that point we didn't think the system was prepared for a tablet.
Since then, however, Chrome OS 70 has made a number of enhancements to the touch screen user experience. The Chrome OS is quickly becoming a dignified replacement for Android on tablet PCs. Now the big issue is whether Google plans to present this with its own flag ship.
A new Chrome tablet for the Chrome operating system will be released by Google in October.
Due to the apparently infinite number of pixel-3 leakage, we have a fairly good picture of what kind of phone Google is likely to bring to market on October 9th. But the information about other Google Day related products is still a bit poor, which is why these images that seem to show Google's new Chrome Mac tablet are so interesting.
The tablet that About Chromebooks found, called the Pixelbook Tablet, would be Google's first in-house tablet since Pixel C of 2015. It seems, from the images, that Google's coming tablet is actually more of a 2-in-1 tablet, except that the Pixelbook Tablet can use a conventional hinged joint with small flaps on both sides to connect its two distinct parts instead of a complex kick tripod to attach the keypad, as in the Pixel C. The Pixelbook Tablet is a 2-in-1 tablet with a small flap on both sides to connect the two distinct parts.
On the basis of the images, it is not clear whether the Pixelbook Tablet would use Bluetooth or pin pogos to interact with its keypad. But if this unit is actually one of Google's Pixelbook 2 units rumoured to run under the code name "Nocturne", it should have a hardware port for mounting the keypad.
And another little treat that indicates that this PixelBook Tablet has something to do with Nocturne is the small indentation in the upper, top-left corner of the Tablet that looks like a combination print reader and on/off switch. Not surprisingly, with Google's big pressure to make USB-C more widely acceptable, the leaky tablet seems to have a earphone port along with USB-C connectors on both sides of the LCD, but not a built-in built-in device.
If this tablet can fill the void under the $1,000 pixelbook (or whatever ultimately replaces the pixelbook), we could look at a fairly beautiful mid-range Chromebook to rival a system like Samsung's Chromebook Plus 2, which is currently one of our most popular Chrome OS notebooks on the shelves.