It has been speculated that Google is trying to tinker with its Pixelbook laptop. They are trying to make the laptop run Windows 10. At this point, the laptop runs on Chrome OS. However, there could soon be native support for Microsoft’s operating system. The speculation started when the XDA Developers highlighted a certain code, which is related to Windows.
Google is trying to test it with the Windows Hardware Certification Kit and Windows Hardware Lab Kit. This just indicates one thing and that is, Google is trying its best to get the laptop ready so that it would be approved by Microsoft. The whole Windows started to peak a few months back when there was speculation that Google is actually working on an Alt OS mode. This would allow it to install and run another operating system on the Chromebook.
Now, the speculation has grown stronger ever since the discovery of the development code. The development code thing points towards the dual compatibility coming to the Pixelbook. It will allow dual-boot Windows 10 alongside Chrome OS on the Pixelbook. This will easily add to the pros of the product by Google. It will give the device more flexibility in terms of the software that the device will be able to run.
It definitely looks like that Google is working on trying to make their device more apt. They look to build on the announcement of support for Linux apps last month. This adds a nice little upgrade to the ability to run Android apps on many devices.
This isn’t the first time that we have seen Google taking in the other operating systems. It really helps Microsoft as well as in the past they have been accused of locking down the Windows 10 laptops.
The Pixelbook was released back on October 4, 2017. Currently, it is priced on Amazon.com at USD 830. It is considered one of the best laptops around and it is definitely worth buying. It is a really good investment.
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