What is Chromebooks? Inspired by its rival Apple, Google is developing a proprietary processor to be used in the company’s tablets and laptops.
Google is developing processors for Chrome-based laptops and tablets, according to Engadget. This is not far-fetched; This is because the technology giant recently introduced a mobile chip called the Tensor, which is to be used for the first time in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Google has hired engineers from around the world, including suppliers such as Intel and Qualcomm, to develop the chip. It is now possible that the company has decided to use the expertise of these engineers to work on the Chromebook processor.
The tech giant is reportedly inspired by the success of rival Apple in developing a proprietary chip for the iPad, iPhone and, more recently, the Mac. The first Mac and iPad Pro powered by Apple’s M1 processor were released in 2020, and the first iMacs equipped with the chip were made available to the public in early 2021.
The chip under construction by Google, like most mobile processors, is said to be based on a logo architecture. By building its own processor, Google will be able to customize it to suit its needs and control the production rate of devices as it sees fit by reducing dependence on suppliers.
Google plans to launch Chromebook processors in 2023, and it can be expected that the first devices equipped with these chips will be available shortly after the release of the processor.