A document from Chromium Gerrit shows that Google will provide face unlocking for ChromeOS, and related texts contained in OOBE have also been exposed in recent days. These texts include “Set up your fingerprint” and “Place your finger”. Indicates that Google is preparing to add support for fingerprint sensors to ChromeOS. Another short video found in the development version of Chrome OS 70 shows the setup process on the side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Google recently announced a new hardware campaign for its Pixel product within a month. We saw that the update of Pixelbook last year also makes sense. If Google is rolling out an update, the question remains whether the company will now provide biometric authentication on its laptop, or announce it and enable it in future updates.