Google could be getting dual-boot Windows 10 support on upcoming Pixelbook

Google is reportedly working to support an “alt OS mode” codenamed “Campfire" for its upcoming Pixelbook.

  • Published: August 14, 2018 6:28 PM IST

Google seems to be working on a dual-boot support for its upcoming Google Chromebooks. According to XDA-Developers (via The Verge), the search giant may be adding the ability for users to dual-boot in Windows 10 on Chromebooks. It is claimed to be working to pass Microsoft’s hardware certification for its upcoming flagship Chromebook – the Pixelbook – as well.

As per the report, Google has been working to support an “alt OS mode” codenamed “Campfire” for its upcoming Pixelbook. Not just that, the feature may support more Chromebooks later.

So if Google can pass Microsoft‘s hardware certification then Pixelbook will officially run the alternative Windows 10 operating system, apart from Google’s own Chrome OS. The rumors are suggesting Google to bring it soon, and it could be as soon as the Google’s anticipated Pixel 3 event on October 4.

Since Installing Windows 10 on a Chromebook will require more storage, it is possible that devices will come with at least 40GB of storage for both, in which Windows 10 could use 30GB and Chrome OS can use the rest of the 10GB, as tipped by a recent Chromium source code comment via XDA-Developers.

The rumors of Google launching a new Pixelbook along with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones in October have emerged recently. The doesn’t stop there, another recent report has claimed that Google might be launching not one but two Pixelbooks with Pixel smartphones.

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The report mentions two new Pixelbooks that carry codenames of Atlas and Nocturne. Both are tipped to feature 8th generation Intel Core processors that are based on Kaby Lake architecture. These two Pixelbooks are suggested to incorporate a detachable keyboard, which is code-named as Whiskers.

  • Published Date: August 14, 2018 6:28 PM IST