A Pixelbook Windows 10 certification could be in the works soon. Information discovered over at the Chromium Review points to Google working on getting AltOS running on the Pixelbook, which would allow the Chromebook to potentially run Windows 10, though not in an official capacity through Microsoft. AltOS has been in play well before now, but the Chromium Review shows a recent update time frame of May 30, which suggests Google is still actively working with the software and trying to get Microsoft to certify the Pixelbook to officially be cleared to run the desktop operating system.
In accordance with the recent report, Google now is preparing the ground for its Pixelbook laptop to run Windows 10 natively. In recent code and comments submitted by Google, Windows Hardware Certification Kit and Windows Hardware Lab Kit show in the submission. So this tack makes more reliable that Google is trying to get Pixelbook certified for Windows 10.
The news arrives after an AltOS mode appeared in Chrome OS, indicating that Google has plans to support an alternative operating system on Pixelbooks. AltOS appeared in a new branch called Eve-Campfire, with Eve serving as the codename for Google’s Pixelbook. The code indicated that the laptop would eventually allow owners to boot into a different operating system if installed, but there was no indication about a specific platform.
Google introduced its Pixelbook in October 2017. It’s a “premium” Chromebook packing a 17.3-inch screen with a 2400 × 1600 resolution powered by a seventh-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, depending on the configuration. It also includes up to 16GB of system memory, up to 512GB of storage, and a 41WHr battery promising up to 10 hours on a single charge. The starting price is $999, though Google recently knocked $250 off the price, possibly as a Father’s Day promotion.
Although now Google has not reveal too much information about AltOS, the secret is unfolding before us like we talked about, we can just wait and see what happen in the near future.