After months of spectulation, it appears to be true: Google Chromebook Pixel 2 is real, and will soon be available for purchase. In what seems to be an accidental Youtube video release (which has now been set to private, barring more views), Google’s Renee Niemi announces that a limited number of second-generation Chromebooks will be released soon.
While the video has disappeared from public view, it was up long enough to snag a quote. Niemi stated the following:
“We do have a new Pixel coming out and it will be coming out soon. We will be selling it but I just have to set your expectations: this is a development platform. This is really a proof of concept. We don’t make very many of these — we really don’t. And […] our developers and our Googlers consume 85% of what we produce. But yes, we do have a new Pixel coming out.”
Though Google clearly isn’t ready to release the specifics about its newest notebook, we do know some key details. The hardware of the latest Chromebook is rumored to remain unchanged, while the software is said to include a more powerful processor and touchscreen technology.