Report: Google testing two new Chrome devices

  • Google's web-centric Chrome operating system debuted on July 7, 2009, with the first Intel-based Chromebooks shipping on June 15, 2011.

    Since then, the Chrome concept has only increased in popularity, with Samsung launching a versatile ARM-powered Chromebook which quickly became a best-selling product on Amazon at a $250 price point.

    Additional Chrome devices include the Series 5 550 Chromebook (Wi-Fi), the XE300Mww_A01US Chromebox, the slightly redesigned XE300M22-B01US, the XE300M22-A01US Chromebox powered by an Intel Core i5-2450M processor and Mountain View's flagship Pixel.

    And it seems as if there may be more Chrome-powered hardware on the horizon, with François Beaufort reporting that Google appears to be testing at least two new devices code-named Sonic and Peach Pit.

    Unsurprisingly, not much is known about the above-mentioned devices, although it is believed that Peach Pit is equipped with an ARM-based processor, rather than an Intel chip.

    As Liliputing's Brad Linder notes, there is also a Chrome OS device nicknamed Puppy under development, which is expected to boast an Nvidia Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core processor.

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