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Google preparing 'Pixel 3' laptop with new Andromeda OS

Google's purported Pixel 3 laptop will run their next-gen OS 'Andromeda', arrives late 2017
By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops News | Posted: Sep 27, 2016 4:12 am

One of the more exciting things we've heard about Google in the last few months is that they're reportedly working on a next-gen OS that would see the combination of Android and Chrome OS, known as Andromeda. Well, now there are rumors that Google will unveil an Andromeda-powered 'Pixel 3' laptop, which will hit the market in Q3 2017.




The purported Pixel 3 would arrive with a 12.3-inch display, with Google wanting its ultra-thin laptop to be used in 'tablet' mode, too. We could see a Lenovo Yoga-type of flexibility with the Pixel 3, especially as it is supposedly powered by an Intel Core m3 or i5 processor, 32/128GB of storage and 8/16GB of RAM. We should see two models of Pixel 3, one with the Intel m3/32GB storage/8GB RAM and the higher-end model with Core i3/128GB storage/16GB RAM.


Android Police reports that there should be a fingerprint scanner and more on the Pixel 3:


  • Intel Core m3/Core i5 processor
  • 8/16GB RAM
  • 32/128GB storage
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 2 x USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Stylus support
  • Stereo speakers
  • 10-hour (or so) battery
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Glass trackpad w/haptic feedback
  • Andromeda OS


Google is looking to directly fight against Microsoft and Apple, with the Surface and iPad/MacBook line of products with its next-gen Andromeda OS and Pixel 3 laptop. We have some respectable specs which I'm sure will change between now and Q3 2017, and an extensive nearly neverending list of Google services and products that will power the Pixel 3 (and any Andromeda-based device).


If we do see Andromeda and it's as good as the rumors suggest - and even more excitedly if it's better than the rumors - we could be looking at the future of Google and its operating systems.


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