Google is apparently testing Chrome OS on a new device that’s code-named “Slippy.” According to commits to the Chromium source code, Slippy is a notebook with a keyboard, an SD card slot, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and an Intel Haswell processor.
That’s about the source code can tell us. There’s no information on the manufacturer, screen size, battery life, or price — all features which would probably help you decide whether you really want to buy this model or not.
It’s not even clear if it’s a real device that will go on sale one day. Slippy could just be the code-name for a Haswell-based reference device used for testing purposes only.
What we do know is that Haswell is the code-name for Intel’s 4th-generation Core processor family. They’re expected to offer better performance while using less power than today’s Ivy Bridge chips. And the first Haswell processors are expected to ship this summer.
So we should start to see computers with Haswell chips hit the market later this year. And it looks like some of those computers might run Chrome OS, Google’s web browser-centric operating system.
via Chrome Story