Google’s operating system Chrome OS, has so far only been shipping with Intel Atom under the hood, but now we see clear signs this will change in the future. Google will now also support ARM-based system processors with its Chromebooks, including Samsung Exynos 5250.
Chrome OS builds on Google’s browser Chrome, and the idea behind the operating system is that everything will be stored online – or in the cloud. So far the new concept from Google has been starting slow, and the reception has been fairly mild. Largely due to the price that has been relatively high in proportion to what they are offering.
Chrome OS has so far only used Intel’s Atom processors, but in the future we will also see ARM-based system processors in this type of computers. According to sources Sony has a Chromebook coming, based on NVIDIA Tegra 2 called Sony Vaio VCC111. The details on the Chromebook are few and the only thing we know for certain is that it will use Tegra 2, which is more commonly found in smartphones and tablets.
Sony Vaio Chromebook VCC111
What may be even more interesting is that they found support for Samsung’s coming Exynos 5250. Samsung Exynos 5250 sports two ARM Cortex-A15 cores at 2.0 GHz, and a Mali-T604MP4 graphics processor. The two A15 cores are expected to perform better than two Atom cores Intel, and the graphics processor is the most powerful we know from all ARM actors. The only thing we know about the Chromebook model with Exynos 5250 is that it is called ”Daisy”, while the manufacturer and specifications are still foggy.
Other specifications for coming Chromebooks will be a 64 GB SSD, 2 GB RAM, Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth, and considering the connectivity we find Ethernet (RJ45), USB, web camera, 3.5 mm port and memory card reader. Google is planning to sell Chromebooks cheap together with wireless internet contracts, and whether the concept will succeed or not this time we will leave to the fortune tellers to decide.