Google develops its own processors for Chromebooks based on ARM architecture

In the future, Chromebooks may run on Google's own processors: According to Nikkei Asia, the company is developing

processors for laptops and tablets based onChrome OS on its own. It's not such a far-fetched story, as the tech giant recently announced its own mobile chip called Tensor, which is set to debut in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

For this job, Google hiredchip engineers from around the world, including talent from manufacturing teams such as Intel and Qualcomm. The company may have decided to use their expertise to work on a processor for Chromebooks.

Nikkei reports that the tech giant has beeninspired by the success of its competitor when it comes to developing its own chips for iPhones, iPads and, more recently, Macs. The first Macs and iPad Pros powered by Apple's M1 processor arrived in 2020, and the first iMacs with this chip became available earlier this year.

According to reports, the chip being developed by Googlefor Chromebooks, like most mobile processors, is based on Softbank's ARM designs. By building a processor on its own, a company will be able to customize it to fit its needs and add its own features. This will reduce Google's dependence on third-party vendors, in other words, allow it to control production as it sees fit.

Google plans to release the processors it develops for Chromebooks in 2023. The first devices based on these chips may hit the market shortly thereafter.

Source: nikkei

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