Flagship Samsung Chromebook Pro finally gets a release date: May 28Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino)
The Samsung Chromebook Pro is finally going to be a real device. Lost in the hubbub of Google I/O Friday, Samsung quietly dropped a press release pegging the device for a May 28 release date.
With the Chromebook Pixel off the market, the all-aluminum, touch-and-pen enabled, Android app-packing Samsung “Chromebook” models were immediately looked to as the flagships of the Chromebook universe.
Samsung announced the ARM-powered Chromebook Plus and Intel-powered Chromebook Pro at CES in January, and the Plus saw a reasonable release date the next month. Review units for the faster, Intel-powered Chromebook Pro went out in February, too, but the actual release date remained a mystery.
Now it’s May, and almost five months after the announcement, the Chromebook Pro will finally hit the streets. The reason for the delay is the Android apps on Chrome OS feature.
It has been around as a “beta” for some time, but wrapping things up apparently took much longer than Google expected.

According to a report from The Verge, the Android on Chrome OS beta will continue into the summer.

And while the Chromebook Pro’s Android container will be running Android 7.0, it still won’t support window resizing at launch.
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