Rumors that Google is working on adding an option to dual-boot Windows 10 on its Chromebooks have been around for almost a year, but it seems that the dream may be dead. According to reports, Google is disapproving all its "Alt OS" code for the dual-boot function, as detected by the Reddit crosfrog user (through Android Police ).
The word for the dual-boot feature, which is said to be called "Campfire Project" internally, was reported by XDA Developers in 2018 and in August the report indicated that the function was quite advanced and was heading towards a public launch. While it's not clear exactly why Google killed the project, it seems that storage size was a factor: Windows would have occupied at least 40 GB of space on a Chromebook, which is larger than the entire internal storage unit of Many Chromebooks (It can be completed with only 32GB or even 16GB of storage, due to the largely web-centric nature of Chrome OS).
It seems that Google also moved away from the Campfire Project a while ago. According to About Chromebooks & # 39; Kevin C. Tofel, there has been little or no development in the Campfire Project since December last year, so the official rejection of the Alt OS code today is probably the Last nail in the coffin So I was already internally abandoned.
It's hard to lament too much about an internal Google project that really never seems to have taken off, but given the potential of a dual-boot Chrome OS / Windows 10 device, it's still a bit embarrassing that Project The Campfire did not work.