Google appears to be working on dual-boot support for Chromebooks. XDA-Developers has discovered that Google has been working to support an “alt OS mode” for its Pixelbook laptop for months now. Dubbed “Campfire,” an obvious nod to Apple’s own Boot Camp feature, Google’s dual-boot is rumored to support Windows 10 on Chromebooks.
XDA-Developers claims Google is attempting to pass Microsoft’s hardware certification for Windows 10 to allow its Pixelbook to officially run the alternative operating system. References to Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Certification Kit have appeared in development builds of Chrome OS, and Google’s Campfire work might extend to other new Chromebooks in the future.
It’s not clear when Google plans to release its Campfire support, but the company traditionally holds a hardware event in October. Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone has already started leaking, and it’s possible we might see a new Pixelbook 2 later this year that demonstrates dual-boot support.