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A Chromebook CPU Might Be Google’s Next Big Thing

It looks like Google is going on in a self-sufficient path very much like Apple. As reported, the future versions of the Chromebook might be powered by processors that are designed by Google itself. There is no need to say that it is indeed a move that is inspired by Apple itself.

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Google PixelBook Go

Ever since its launch, Chromebook has been a rival to Apple, especially when it comes to education devices as it is more budget-friendly. In addition to that, one of the best features that some of the chromebooks offer is that they turn into tablets too, thus making them a more portable option.

These new processors are expected to come out sometime in 2023. Google also confirms that it is going to be using its own SoC called Tensor for Pixel lineup starting with Pixel 6. The same strategy is going to be applied when it comes to other hardwares, including Chromebook.

Currently, the tech giant is increasing efforts to develop its own chips, and these are said to rival Apple’s M1 in the near future. Not only this, but even other companies like Facebook and Amazon are working on building their own semiconductor devices that could power their cloud-services.

Other than that, the new chip from Google is based on the chip blueprint of ARM, which is a UK-based company whose blueprints are used in almost 90% of the smartphones. In one way or the other, Google looks up at this in-house chip development as a key to their competitiveness.

Not only that, they are also focusing on increasing the production of their mobile processors for its Pixels. So, let’s be clear, Google is going to use its processor for the very first time.

Google has asked the suppliers for 50 percent more production capacity when it comes to the handsets compared to what the numbers were in 2019. Tensor SoC was revealed earlier this year, but eyes are still out for the Chromebook processor and fans can’t wait any longer.

More than a decade ago, Apple proved that it was completely possible for a tech company to do away with the intel chips and use one of their own. And now, with Google, we are seeing the same thing happening.

The larger picture here would be to see the results and the profits made by the tech giant. First, it is clear that many brands, and not only Google, are looking to go self-sufficient. Second, it is possible that many of them would follow Google down the similar path if this step turns out to be a success.

And by success, we don’t mean the typical break even number which helps the company make profits. We are talking about making it an industry standard. Going self-sufficient is a big deal, even for a tech giant like Google, this step is full of risks.

These custom CPUs that are coming out sometime in 2023, will perhaps start the next-gen of CPUs where people won’t have to just think about Intel or AMD.

When it comes to the technical aspects, there isn’t any knowledge as to the capabilities of the chip and what potential it holds. But, we know for certain the company is hoping for the chip to be its next big thing. If it happens to rival the performance of Apple’s M1, then you know that we are in for a big showdown of the next technological break.

Until then, it seems that we need to look forward to the release of Windows 11 by Microsoft. Every alternate Windows release has been terrible for Microsoft, let’s hope that Windows 11 finds its right place.

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