Recently we came across a rumor that states that Google could be launching a new Pixelbook along with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones in October. The laptop is touted to feature high-end hardware running alongside ChomeOS under its hood. Now, according to ChromeUnboxed, Google could be planning to launch not one but two Pixelbooks with its flagship smartphones.
According to the report, recent commits dug-up by the website, suggest there to be two new Pixelbooks that carry codenames of ‘Atlas’ and ‘Nocturne’. Both devices are touted to be based on the same motherboard, which in commits is code-named as ‘KrabyLake’. This further suggests that Google could be equipping the laptops with 8th generation Intel Core processors that are based on Kaby Lake architecture.
Besides that, the commits also hint at Nocturne coming with a detachable keyboard, which is codenamed ‘Whiskers’. However, the interesting thing to note here is that the detachable keyboard is mentioned to come with an Assistant key and Control Panel key, which at the moment are only available on the Pixelbook. This clearly hints Nocturne to be part of the Pixelbook family tree.
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While no other details are mentioned, it looks pretty clear that Google would be launching two new Pixelbook devices this year. There would be Atlas, which is expected to be a regular update to the original Pixelbook, and then Nocturne, which could be a more affordable variant of device that features a detachable keyboard. While there is no official launch date, the website claims Google to unveil them on October 4, next to its flagship smartphones.