Google’s Chrome OS currently runs on devices powered by Intel Atom processors but according to the new info on the Chromium OS page, Google’s OS will support ARM-powered processors pretty soon. A Chrome OS device codenamed Daisy is apparently being tested with an ARM-based Samsung Exynos 5250 processor. This Exynos processor is a dual-core 2GHz SoC based on ARM Cortex A15.
Moreover, the Chromium OS page also referenced “tegra2_kaen” hinting Samsung’s Exynos processor is not the only ARM chip under testing.
Final revelation is the inclusion of Ethernet which may find its way in future Chrome OS build. This inclusion is pretty interesting as Chromebooks have relied on Wi-Fi and mobile networks only in the past.
[Via The Verge]