Hints Of An LG Chromebook Surface
They Were Caught Blue Toothed
In the midst of everyone’s favourite supply shortage comes a hint at a new supply of Chromebooks coming from an unexpected source, LG. The suspicion that LG is working on a Chromebook comes from a filing with the Bluetooth SIG, the group which licenses and certifies new Bluetooth devices. This is not the first Chrome powered machine from LG, as Ars Technica dug up info on an all-in-one Chrome based machine from back in 2014 which was non met with much success.
There are no details other than the Bluetooth filing, leaving us to guess about the hardware. LG does offer some Ryzen powered laptops under their LG Ultra PC line but most of their main product line, the LG Gram are Intel powered. If they did switch the Gram line to ChromeOS, they might lose their Intel Evo certification so a new lineup could also be possible.
Keep your eyes open for any announcements if you are shopping for an ultraportable which isn’t loaded with Windows 11.
The market for Chromebooks is generally growing this year despite recent pandemic-related slowdowns, and it looks like more PC vendors are interested in releasing Chrome OS devices. The next in line may be LG.