Sundar Pichai, Google Inc. Senior vice president of Chrome in the United States holds a new Chromebook Pixel during a launch event Thursday, February 21, 2013 in San Francisco, California, United States. Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, introduced a touchscreen version of the Chromebook laptop, stepping up its challenge to Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. for hardware.
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Google is getting closer to rolling out its own central processing units, or processors, for its Chromebook laptops, according to a report released Wednesday by Nikkei Asia, citing people familiar with the matter.
The US tech giant reportedly plans to use its processors in Chromebooks and tablets running the company’s Chrome operating system from 2023. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC.
The processor can be considered as the brain of the computer because it performs all the main functions of the machine. Google currently uses processors made by Intel and AMD to power its Chromebooks. Google’s new chips are said to be based on plans by Arm, the British chip designer owned by SoftBank, whose chip architecture makes up 90% of the world’s smartphones.
Earlier this month, Google announced that it would be making its own smartphone processor called the Google Tensor. The chip will power the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices that go on sale this fall.
Read the full report on Nikkei Asia here.