Chromebooks built on Sarien / Arcada boards could pack integrated LTE

Aside from the Samsung Chromebook Plus v2, there aren’t any recent Chrome OS devices with integrated LTE. Based on code commits, these new devices running on Intel’s Whiskey Lake CPUs may include this connectivity option.

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Google expands Instant Tethering connection to 15 Chromebooks and 30 Android phone models

Until today, you officially needed a Google-branded Android phone and Chromebook to use the Instant Tethering feature for connectivity when you can’t find a Wi-Fi hotspot. Now, the feature is expanding to partner devices with more in the coming months.

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Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 with LTE hits stores and online retailers

For $599 you can enjoy an integrated LTE connection in the newest Samsung Chromebook Plus. It’s possible that the device can be used with networks other than Verizon, or you can lock yourself into a 2-year service contract to save $100 on the Chromebook.

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Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 gets LTE through Verizon for $599

Tired of tethering your phone or searching for Wi-Fi? Samsung has an answer for you: It added a Cat. 9 LTE radio for Verizon’s network to the Samsung Chromebook Plus v2, adding a $100 premium over the Wi-Fi only model.

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Samsung Chromebook Plus with LTE passes through FCC, likely launching soon

Although version 2 of the Samsung Chromebook Plus launched a few months ago, there’s a similar model with integrated LTE that was just tested by the FCC. How much of a premium will the always-on connectivity cost?

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This LTE module could mean always on connectivity for the Pixelbook 2

The FCC is assigning new IDs to both a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module and an LTE chipset to none other than Google. There are many device possibilities here, but pairing this news with previous evidence of the Pixelbook 2 suggests a Google-branded LTE-capable Chromebook.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro v2 likely coming with LTE, updated Core m3 chip

After updating the Samsung Chromebook Plus, it appears the Chromebook Pro is getting a v.2 upgraded with an integrated LTE option and a faster Core m3 processor.

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Meet Project Hermes: eSIMs (and likely Project Fi) on Chromebooks

Meet Project Hermes, which is definitely meant to support eSIM capabilities on Chromebooks and appears likely to work with Project Fi. Imagine not just an always available data connection but access to voice calls, voicemails and texts on a Chromebook.

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