Another new Chromebook?
Absolutely! It seems not a day goes by that we don’t find evidence of a new device, hardware or some other bit of tantalizing news from the world of Chrome OS. While it seems that Braswell-based Chromebooks are having their moment in the sun, Intel’s next generation of Atom processors have found their way into a new device currently in development.
Recently, support for the new Apollo Lake chip has been added to the Chromium OS repositories. Now it seems the first board and device supporting the new SoC with Intel’s new Goldmont CPU architecture.
We don’t have a lot of information on the new device at this time. But, what we do know is that the ‘Amenia’ is listed as a ‘chromebook’ device in the boards ebuild file. You can take a closer look at the commit here.
The baseboard for ‘Anemia’ is code named ‘reef’ and is the first board we have seen supporting the new Apollo Lake chipset. We can also see in the commits references to ‘enable tablet mode interrupt’ which gives us a good indicator this will be a convertible device. If you’re up for picking through a lot of code you can see more details in the link below.
Likely we will continue to see more Braswell devices hit the market over the next few months due to availability, stability and cost. But, Apollo Lake’s arrival is inevitable. We will continue to track this device in the hopes to learn more about a possible release as well as hardware configurations. To see all of the devices currently being developed, check out our upcoming devices.
Stay tuned for updates.