'Scarlet' Tablet Powered By Chrome OS Could Have Stylus

The 'Scarlet' tablet powered by Chrome OS could have a stylus that can be stowed away in the body of the tablet itself, not too unlike you can do with Samsung's Galaxy Note line of smartphones. This is according to a new report which highlights some new details that were discovered over at the Chromium Gerrit, which mentions EMR support, as well as insert/eject functions for a device. This would likely be referring to the insert and eject functions of inserting and taking out the stylus from the tablet's body.

That's the only new detail about Scarlet in this recent gerrit, but it does open up the possibilities of having more devices like it if companies are already looking into making a tablet form factor Chrome OS device that can still do the same functions as any Chromebook plus work similar to an Android tablet in regards to size and portability. Of course there's no actual mention of size here save for the rumored screen size of around 8-inches, but if it's a tablet it likely wouldn't be anything larger than 10 inches, as that would be transitioning into the same sizes of already available Chromebooks, and the idea of having a Chrome OS device in a tablet form is probably to have it be easier to store in bags and tote around for on-the-go use.

Although it seems Scarlet isn't following the design of a traditional Chromebook, it wouldn't be the first Chromebook to support a stylus, or come with one. Both the Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro come with the Pen, Samsung's version of the stylus and the Chromebook version of the S Pen, and the Pixelbook has a stylus as well, though this one doesn't actually stow in the body of the device, so there is that when it comes to a difference. Scarlet was reportedly first mentioned around the beginning of 2017, so although it's been nearly a year since the first details have surfaced for it, there's still no telling when the device might launch or what it will actually be called once it does, let alone who is actually manufacturing it.

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