Thursday, February 21, 2013

Google Makes Its Own High-End Laptop, the Chromebook Pixel - Liz Gannes - Product News - AllThingsD

No toaster-fridges from Google...
"At the same time, this is very much a first-generation device. Some of the Pixel’s hardware capabilities — like the third microphone, and gestures on the touchscreen — aren’t even supported by Google’s own services yet.
And that’s not the only awkwardness. The Pixel brings Google back to the perpetual question of why Google is building two operating systems, Chrome and Android, that are converging on each other.
“What we are showing here is once you build a touchscreen laptop, the lines blur,” Pichai allowed. But he added, “We’re comfortable at Google with two viewpoints, and we are doing both.”"
Google Makes Its Own High-End Laptop, the Chromebook Pixel - Liz Gannes - Product News - AllThingsD
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