Google's new Chromebook Pixel arriving this autumn

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The report states that in addition to its two handsets, Google will unveil a new Chromebook Pixel and a smaller version of Google Home later this year.

The new license is Google's attempt to improve the software part of the equation to get big companies to buy more Chromebooks. A source speaking to Android Police claims that a "Pixel-branded Chromebook" will launch alongside the next Pixel phones at an event this fall. Each uses Alexa, the company's voice-activated personal assistant to play music, answer questions, manage calendars, read news reports, control smart home devices and much more. It is the main driving force behind Google Assistant and users need to first and foremost concentrate on the getting it to learn everything about them. Aside from its diminutive size, the new speaker is also likely to carry a smaller price tag than the current model, which is now available for $129. Whether or not this new Chromebook Pixel is the Bison or not, though, it's expected to be a Chromebook rather than run Andromeda.

A smaller, cheaper update would certainly be a welcome development, if Amazon's success with its Echo Dot is any indicator. However, like the new Chromebook Pixel, details on this mini Google Home are largely a mystery. The last rumor about a beefy Google laptop from past year were about a device with a 12.3-inch screen, up to 128GB of internal storage, up to 16GB of RAM, and an optional Wacom stylus.

A smaller version of the Google Home is strongly rumoured to be unveiled as well. Project Bison was said to feature a 12.3-inch screen, up to 128GB of internal storage and up to 16GB of RAM.

Android Police had no additional details about the new device, but noted a smaller version makes sense given the popularity of the more economical Echo Dot, which is $130 cheaper than the Echo.

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