At IFA in September of this year, Lenovo unveiled a new tablet. That in itself wasn't a huge surprise. Seeing as Lenovo is one of the few manufacturers that is still pushing out new tablets. But this tablet was a bit different. It was a tablet with a connected keyboard. Kind of like a laptop, except the keyboard was essentially a touchscreen. It was a pretty cool device, and it was made available with Windows 10 as well as Android. However, many people wondered why Lenovo opted to go with Android over Chrome OS, an operating system that is a bit better suited for a laptop.
Well, it appears that Lenovo will be releasing a Chrome OS model of the Yoga Book come next year. Laptop Mag is citing that Lenovo's VP Jeff Meredith confirmed that the company has "Had a lot of interest" in Chrome OS and that this product could be a good product for schools and education. Meredith also told the publication that the Chrome OS model will have support for their "Real Pen" stylus. This is the stylus that works with the Windows version, and allows you to write on the keyboard, like it was an actual notebook. It's probably the most impressive feature of the Lenovo Yoga Book.
Lenovo didn't give a specific time frame for when Chrome OS version of the Yoga Book would be available, but Meredith did note that they plan to release three models next year. So it's likely that the Chrome OS model will be part of the second-generation lineup of the Yoga Book. We could see these as soon as CES in January, or even as late as IFA in September, where the original Yoga Book was unveiled. Which is a rather large time frame, and that's typically how these products go. As companies do run into issues from time to time which delay the release date of the said product. A Lenovo Yoga Book running Chrome OS would be pretty interesting, and likely a popular Chromebook, especially since it will have Android Apps and the Google Play Store, a feature that Google announced this past Summer, for Chrome OS.