We're still not sure whether the high-resolution Chromebook Pixel purportedly leaked in a video last week is real, but developer François Beaufort — who's leaked Chrome OS information before — has unearthed a piece of potential evidence. Beaufort has posted a link to a piece of documentation for a multi-colored "lightbar scheme." Here's part of the description:
Yet another set of tweaks to the lightbar patterns:
At Startup or wake from sleep, Google colors cycle in.
While running, > 25% power level in the battery: All blue, in a breathing effect (cycle up and down 30%).
While running, <= 25% power level in battery: Same as above, but with red
Shutting down, or going into sleep: Cycle out the Google colors
Based on the above, the feature certainly isn't in existing Chromebooks, and it's consistent with a shot of the Pixel in Slinke.me's video. At around 1:15, we get a quick look at the back of the laptop, showing off a bar of Google-themed lights. Though it's no secret we'd like the Pixel to be real — its sleek looks and alleged 2560 x 1700 display would make for a great Chrome OS flagship — this isn't conclusive, and even if the lightbar is being built into future Chromebooks, the rest of the design may not match up to what we've seen. The documentation does, however, start lining up some dots between the leaked Pixel video and what we know about Google's future plans.