Lenovo bringing Chrome OS to its funky Yoga Book

Lenovo is reportedly planning on releasing a version of its Yoga Book 2-in-1 device running Google’s Chrome OS.

The quirky laptop-cum-tablet, which features a touch-based keyboard and sketchpad, was released in Android and Windows 10 flavors earlier this year.

Now, Laptop Magazine reports a new Google-based device is on deck.

Jeff Meredith, the VP and GM Lenovo’s Android and Chrome Computing Business Group told the publication the new model is on the way next year.

“We’ve had a lot of interest,” said Meredith. “It’s an interesting idea for education, especially with the form factor.”

Meredith also said that it’s likely future Yoga Books will see the Android and Chrome-based options coming together, due to the availability of Android apps through the Play Store on Chrome.

He added: “Over time, we probably see the Android and Chrome versions melding together, especially based on the fact that we’ve now seen Chrome roll out the Google Play store capability into Chrome.

“We’ll probably maintain the three distinctive products throughout this year at least.”

In our recent review we described the Yoga Book as “a tempting prospect with a lot of shortcomings” and awarded it a 6/10 score.

It earned praise for the fantastic build quality, clever writing tech and solid battery life, but lost points due to the buggy software, hard to use keyboard and slow performance.

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