Google is ready to launch a new tablet alongside the Google Pixel 3/3XL and Google Home Hub. The device, known as the Pixel Slate, will feature an 8th generation Intel Core i7 CPU on board, and possibly allow dual boot between ChromeOS and Windows 10.
Thanks to a listing on GeekBench, we also know that the CPU in question is a Core i7-8500Y. Thanks to its fan-less design, Intel’s Y-series CPUs are capable of delivering high-performance computations without the presence noisy fans. On another note, while the listing on GeekBench shows Android 9 Pie, it is most likely that the new device is running ChromeOS with Android app support.
At the same time, there’s also talk that the Pixel Slate may also offer a new dual-OS experience for its users. Thanks to new codes discovered in Chromium. Specifically, we may see Google’s Pixel tablet dual-boot Chrome OS alongside Windows 10.
The discovered code shows a comment by a Googler on problems with Windows 10 BSODing with the current ACPI BIOS for a machine codenamed ‘Nocturne’. The person commenting that the BSOD is happening thanks to how ‘the way things are currently laid out‘.
While this does not confirm anything much, it does confirm that Google is considering the possibility of Windows running on Pixel devices. This, of course, does not mean the ‘Nocturne’ device will launch with the feature, but it does open up the possibility.