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If they do a multi-mode machine I hope it's a Yoga 11e configuration as opposed to the half-baked N20P. The Yoga is an amazingly useful machine, albeit a bit blocky since it's a machine for the K-12 market. A sleek and light version of the Yoga with Pixel screen specs would be an extraordinary top-of-the-line device.
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[Samus] I/O? or sooner...

As a refresher:
0. (Duct-tape) Idea phase
1. Engineering Prototype
2. (EVT) Engineering Verification Test
3. (DVT) Design Verification Test
4. (PVT) Process Verification Test
5. (MP) Mass Production.

As a disclaimer, Design Spring notes that PVT lasts anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, after such a lengthy process in development, I think everyone is hoping for the former. Next you hear from me will probably once it hits MP, but by then the big tech blogs may have picked up their own leaks... Bring on Pixel 2.0!

Chromium comment:
https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!searchin/chromium-os-reviews/samus|sort:date/chromium-os-reviews/0dT0MsgLXeY/_jgUGzdvLYUJ

Design Spring:
http://conceptspring.com/hardware-product-development-process/
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+Nikolay Suknyarov Woah, they've hidden everything with the word Samus in it. That... was unexpected.

*well, from open issues anyway
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IT'S COMING!

Just visited the Developer Information for Chrome OS Devices page and now attached at the bottom is a list of USB type C adapters! 

We're close, very close...

Source:
http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/developer-information-for-chrome-os-devices
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Pixel owners! There is a lot of code at the moment being put into making the lightbar more modular and useful. 

1) It appears they're finally making it more accessible to user commands. Currently, the only way of achieving this is to be in Developer Mode and using something like +François Beaufort's Lightbar App in the Chrome store.
Source: https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!searchin/chromium-os-reviews/lightbar$20/chromium-os-reviews/J4hIg49pY_c/QNsXLM73yU8J

2) Another interesting feature which may-or-may not come to our Pixels is 'tap for battery' which would allow tapping (somewhere) on the Chromebook, presumably when it's in hibernation, and the lightbar would briefly lightup to show the current battery level. Very cool, but I can only see evidence that they're testing this on the unreleased Samus at the moment, so it might be dependent on specific hardware beyond what our Pixels have.
Source: https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!searchin/chromium-os-reviews/lightbar$20/chromium-os-reviews/YfBHsf4s4go/rkUVigwsZDwJ
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Yeah, I was about to say that, Jacob. With Samus around, Chromebook Pixel might not be such a unique chromebook anymore -- it may be even a worthy sucessor to Pixel.
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So a little while ago I discovered that Google was interested in putting what strongly appeared to be a low-power, always on voice command chip inside future Chromebooks:
https://plus.google.com/100495108069732964905/posts/JmaWc8sBqpQ

It seems that I now have my smoking gun: 
https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!searchin/chromium-os-reviews/samus%7Csort:date/chromium-os-reviews/XvAcJQfFEjQ/-ZVyfb_6cIAJ

"Enable wake on HOTWORD_DET_L_3V3"

Sadly, the post also mentions removing of NFC GPIOs, so plans for NFC in Chromebooks may be taking a step backwards there. 

Still, hardware dependent hot-word detection sounds like a pretty massive, dare I say flagship feature.
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I think this is inevitable. There are a lot of rumors about Microsoft putting Cortana into Windows 9 as well.
I think we are on the verge of a voice inquiry/control arms war on the desktop OS front.
Motorola has already shown the way and with laptops being so popular battery drain is an issue for desktop OSs just the same as mobile OSs.
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Type-C USB ports already planned for Chromebooks?

It looks like two boards are already being built with the recently announced, reversible USB spec in mind. Hopefully this means they're not far off!

Source:
https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!searchin/chromium-os-reviews/samus|sort:date/chromium-os-reviews/2iP78uMSIYY/woXO50Qi2OkJ
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+Ted Phillips Great digging! I did a search before posting but didn't find your comment about type-c in fruit pie so I assumed it was new info. Any idea whether it's a test board like Firefly?
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signed off by an intel person read it somewhere  in the first few commit entries. 
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Samus to use high end LPDDR3 RAM

Just discovered this morning that Samus will include (for the first time in a Chromebook?) The very low power LPDRR3, the same favoured by Apple in their Macbook Airs and Microsoft in the Surface Pro 3. This joins (the also expensive) Panel Self Refresh Samus is set to premier on Chromebook hardware, in an effort to increase battery life.

https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!searchin/chromium-os-reviews/samus|sort:date/chromium-os-reviews/aWzDoOjCQE4/0PzcG_TvP9wJ
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Whoa... I'm really liking this! This one might not be too far from Chromebook Pixel in terms of performance.
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It's been a long road since Bolt...

(One step closer)
source: https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/#/c/223078/
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+Chip Colandreo Yep, this certainly won't be on sale this year, but should still make it before the middle of 2015, it seems.
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Hello, what have we here!

Samus is going into DVT soon (Design Validation Test) Which by some accounts means it's in the manufacturing stage and one step closer to release! This is looking less and less like a development board and more and more like Google might has something new for us...

Source: https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/#/c/220134/
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+Ketan G Probably. I've never followed a Chromebook this closely before, but if I had to guess (and I've guessed wrong before) It probably won't be released until between this November and March next year.
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"Okay Chromebook, wake from sleep" low-power, always-on voice commands coming to Chromebooks!

Samus (yes that board) specifically is being built with Realtek's ALC5677 chip which licences Tensilica's HiFi Audio/Voice DSP IP Core: 

"This combined low-power hardware/software solution allows Realtek to provide its mobile communications and computing customers with the lowest power always-on voice trigger and recognition capabilities"
source:
http://www.cadence.com/cadence/newsroom/press_releases/pages/pr.aspx?xml=082113_rtt

Google groups source: 
https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!searchin/chromium-os-reviews/samus%7Csort:date/chromium-os-reviews/nzWQ4I8Wd2A/_i-jXe1qGS4J

source for the codec being related to the Realtek chip:
http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.alsa.devel/123544

source for chip in action:
http://www.cadence.com/Community/blogs/ip/archive/2014/03/10/realtek-shows-new-hifi-based-codec-with-software-from-sensory-and-fortemedia.aspx

This is a hardware feature that looks to bring exactly the same thing the Moto X has, which allows it to be constantly running even when the device is sleeping and not connected to power.
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Yes, extremely interesting - nice investigative work fellas.
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Samus is now using Broadwell. I have no idea what this means for a release...

https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!searchin/chromium-os-reviews/samus|sort:date/chromium-os-reviews/gisLsLhdhsI/feL6Lhozv7UJ

(and a whole bunch of others)
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