Although no official announcement has been made by Samsung yet, there are hints of a new 2 in 1 Chromebook device called Nautilus in the works.
We currently don’t know much about the new 2 in 1 Chromebook, but changes from the Chromium Repository were made by Jongpil Jung from Samsung and recently leaked. It doesn’t confirm anything but being that Jung is part of the Samsung Chromebook development team it does suggest that the Nautilus Chromebook is in fact a Samsung product. The only thing we know right now with absolute certainty is that the Nautilus is a 2 in 1 Chromebook that appears to be powered by the Intel Kaby Lake chipset.
2018 is expected to be a big year for Chromebooks and the tablet PC industry as a whole. Part of what makes a 2 in 1 Chromebook so appealing to users is the fact that it can be used either as a touchscreen tablet or a laptop. It folds and also has a detachable keyboard making the device more diverse. Chromebooks run on the Chrome OS which enables device owners to install and run any Android apps as well.
At this time roughly 60 portable Chromebook devices have the ability to run Android apps and that number is on the rise. Many of those are 2 in 1’s and people tend to love the flexibility of convertible tablets that also function like a laptop when needed. Samsung is often at the forefront of innovative new mobile technology and they are always working on something new so it’s not far fetched to say they are working on a new convertible Chromebook.
Is the Nautilus a Samsung product? Only time will tell. As always we’ll of course keep you in the loop as we learn more. What are your thoughts on this topic? Please share your comments below.