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Report: Google can add support for Windows 10 to Chromebook



Google LLC can plan a surprise in supporting Windows 10 on laptops, at least according to an analysis published today by code that XDA-Developers have performed.

Moved to support alternative operating software comes under the name Bål. It was first discovered in the code uploaded from Google Pixelbook earlier this year, which supports an "All OS" called Campfire.

At that time, it was not known exactly what the All OS function could support, but the XDA claimed it has learned that it is Windows 10 and that the support does not come to Pixelbook alone.

"Multiple" trunk variations "and changes that merge into the main branch instead of device-specific branches indicate that Google Pixelbook will not be the only Chromebook support with Campfire support," reported the report.

Any extension of support for the now hundreds of Chromebooks may be limited: The report added that it "may be restricted to choosing Chromebooks ̵

1; maybe just new devices, or even Google Branded devices." [19659002] Support for Windows 10 is also claimed to be designed as a dual boot feature similar to Apple Inc.'s Boot Camp with built-in security feature. Previously, Chromebook owners could theoretically install alternative operating systems, but only in development mode, and negate native security features.

Timing is not officially known, but the report showed that developers seem to be in a short development cycle. In fact, it is not impossible that the feature could demote at least later this year along with the release of Google Pixel 3 and the second generation Pixelbook in October.

Google's potential move would be an interesting change for tech giant given that it had previously promoted the platform that did not suffer from blue screenshots of death that Windows does. A current ad campaign actually continues that line with criticisms against both Windows and Apple software.

The decision to support Windows can not be fully motivated by customer needs alone. It's possible that opening of Chromebooks to other operating systems may be related to the company's hit with an EU Union of $ 4.34 billion ($ 5 billion) antitrust funding in July to pack its apps with Android.

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