- Forthcoming detachable Chromebook from Samsung will come with an S-Pen
- Advancement started in September so unlikely to debut at CES
In accordance to Chrome Unboxed, Samsung is preparing to launch a new detachable Chromebook codenamed “Nautilus,” which will come with a stowable stylus.
It is been nearly a year because Samsung declared the Chromebook Additionally and Chromebook Professional. Sporting an aluminium system with a higher-resolution touchscreen, the Additionally and the Professional redefined what sub-$600 Chromebooks can supply. On best of that, they equally arrived with Samsung’s now-legendary stylus, the S-Pen. Now, the newest report statements that using the achievements of these two laptops, Samsung is preparing to launch but a further Chromebook with S-Pen.
Chrome Unboxed very first documented on the existence of Nautilus back again in November: a but-to-be-declared Kaby Lake-run Chromebook which experienced the title Jongpil Jung in its repositories. The very same title was attached to “Kevin” and “Caroline,” codenames for the Chromebook Professional and Chromebook Additionally respectively, indicating that Nautilus is most probably to be a Samsung-manufactured unit as very well.
Now, there is even a lot more evidence confirming that the forthcoming Nautilus Chromebook is made by Samsung. The on line publication states that the dedicate from Nautilus exhibits the next:
Nautilus has a PEN_EJECT signal that is routed to 2 CPU GPIO pins:
B19: We will need an enter driver to use this to emit SW_PEN_INSERTED celebration. (This patch enables the B19 usecase).
B21: This is utilised for wakeup (configured by ACPI)
Kevin uses gpio-keys driver to do this but the driver only understands unit trees or system info. For this reason we instantiate the gpio-keys with the system info.
Examination=Confirm that the “stylus tools” menu will get launched when I eject the pen on nautilus.
“PEN_EJECT,” “stylus instruments,” and references to Kevin all point out that Nautilus is in truth from Samsung and that it’ll attribute a stowable S-Pen, identical to the Additionally and the Professional. The development for Nautilus started back again in September, so it is unlikely that we’ll see it at CES this January, but we’ll hold you updated as we master a lot more about this forthcoming Chromebook.