Stowable Stylus To Be Featured On New Samsung Chromebook

A stowable stylus is to be featured on a new Samsung Chromebook in the future, which is reportedly going by the internal codename of Nautilus. According to language found in a commit about the upcoming Chromebook, the Chrome OS-powered laptop will have a "pen eject" feature, which suggests that this will come with a compartment that houses a stylus just like on the Samsung Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus. More than being able to eject the pen, users would naturally be able to insert the pen as well (naturally) and when ejecting the pen the commit also references the appearance of a new set of tools that would pop up on screen with which you could use the pen for.

It isn't described what any of these tools would be but a similar menu surfaces on Samsung's Galaxy Note devices once you remove the S Pen from its compartment on the bottom of the device, and it seems that Samsung wants to keep things the same here so users won't have to go and look for the tools that the stylus would be useful for, though it also wouldn't be hard to imagine that Samsung might also make it possible to disable any automatic opening of stylus tools if users didn't want them to show up as soon as the stylus was ejected.

Another piece of information seems to suggest that Samsung might be looking to implement the same tools menu appearing on the Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus when Nautilus launches, which could mean that Samsung is going to prepare this sort of feature and push it out to those two Chromebooks at some point in the future through a software update to both devices. This is just the latest piece of information surrounding an upcoming Chromebook from Samsung. Earlier this year it was discovered that Samsung appears to be working on a new Chromebook with a detachable keyboard, and it looks like Nautilus is that Chromebook. So in addition to having a display that you can remove from the keyboard base of the unit, it will also have a stowable stylus with which users will be able to interact with the touch display, whether the keyboard and display are connected or not.

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