We can see Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Chromebook in the future
The Snapdragon 845 platform, Qualcomm’s latest 64-bit chipset; announced in Hawaii earlier in December. The company manufactured it on Samsung’s 10nm LPP FinFET process technology; and anticipated to power some 2018’s most powerful phones. The latest discovery in the Chromium repository implies; it may also power some of the next Chromebooks, too.
First Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Chromebook
The Chromium repository is the codebase where the open source records and documentation for Chrome exists. Google maintains it and intends to benefit third-parties build products for the Chrome OS. Yesterday, the peoples over at XDA Developers found references to a new board overlay there; called “cheza,” for a reference project that would work alongside a chip known as “chipset-qc845.” This is thought to signify the Snapdragon 845; and it’s a moniker that seems several times during the repository; while Qualcomm is also explicitly there.
This would be the first Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Chromebook to go on the market; following speculation (which started from Google representatives) that Qualcomm would be nowhere in the Chromebook market due to its disinclination to give long-term Chromebook support.
Things might have altered since those reports; however, as Qualcomm new support for Windows laptop systems (the first of which we just saw earlier this month). These processors are to come with up to 25-hour battery life and house LTE connectivity — peculiarities that would also go down well on Chromebooks.
However, the new Chromium commits don’t inevitably mean that a Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Chromebook is in the process; it’s an explicit indication; let us know if such a product interests you in the comments section below. We are sure to update you on this matter.