ARM Chromebooks at Linaro Connect 2013

Posted by – March 6, 2013

Riku Voipio of Linaro, Andrew Wafaa of ARM, Olof Johannson of Google, Sonny Rao of Google and Marcin Juszkiewicz of Linaro talk about hacking and using the full performance of the ARM Powered Samsung Chromebook to run Ubuntu, Debian, Open Suse on this ARM Powered laptop, talking about how much the Mali-T604 is being used in this ARM Powered Chrome OS, which feature improvements the ARM Powered Chromebook may get to possibly improve battery life, and a bit about the possibility of running Chromium OS or Chrome OS on older/cheaper ARM Powered laptops such as ARM Cortex-A9 and previous.

  • Jml

    In its current state Chrome OS IS USELESS and can’t get any work done. Its TOO MUCH about the cloud and not enough about local storage and local programs.

  • Rformisa

    If is useless can you explain me why most of the chromebooks are most of the time out of stock?

  • http://ARMdevices.net/ Charbax

    Millions of current Chrome OS users in enterprise and in education would disagree with you about it being useless. It’s very useful for them. Chrome OS is very useful for me. I’m only looking forward to it being even more secure, even easier to use, even faster and even cheaper. All the while HTML5/native/webgl being more powerful to provide faster web apps with stronger offline/accelerated support. $199 ARM big.LITTLE Chromebooks with 20h battery life (preferably with Pixel Qi LCDs) and full Trustonic/Trustzone security to replace all online passwords for super fast security, those ARM Chromebooks could even be sold $99 subsidized by the end of the year.

  • Jml

    Because most people ARE DRONES LIKE YOU who only use the pc for facebook which the Chromebook is good for.

  • Jml

    Wishful thinking that $199 ARM Cortex A15 big little which uses WAY TOO MUCH POWER. $99 subsidized IS WORTHLESS!!!! Web is NOT THE FUTURE Local Programs are still important and google Chrome OS HAS ZERO OF THOSE!!!!

  • Shenzhen

    But web applications are trash and everyone hates them.

  • http://ARMdevices.net/ Charbax

    Everyone hates the web? I didn’t know. I thought over 2 Billion people use and love the web and I thought they all mostly don’t use any other app than the web. The web is the biggest and most awesome app that humans have ever created. A company that can’t function on the web is losing out.

  • raddude9

    So what do you use your PC for? I get the impression you only use it for games

  • Jml

    Yep pretty much I don’t have anything else to use it for.

  • raddude9

    Maybe you should get a desktop or an all-in-one

  • Jml

    Not a bad idea and Intel Haswell will rule with all in one PC’s.

  • raddude9

    If you’re so interested in games you should get a discreet graphics card though and skip the all-in-one.

  • Jml

    However All in ones look so much better. I am waiting for a decently priced 4k display all in one PC.

  • raddude9

    I see, you’re more interested in how your computer looks than how the games you play look.

  • Jml

    Looks are important but an AMD gamer like you would know nothing of it!!!

  • raddude9

    I don’t care about the looks “of a computer”.

    Sounds like you really need a discreet graphics card if you want to power a 4k display.

  • Jml

    I thought as much. Nah Intel’s iris graphics will do nicely!!!

  • raddude9

    Even top of the range Iris will still be miles behind discreet cards, which is important if you want very high res.

  • Jml

    The Iris will be as powerful as the Nvidia Geforce GT650M which is enough for 4K gaming at moderate settings not the uber high that Stupid power hogging gamers like yourself use.

  • raddude9

    Even if the top of the range Iris performs better than expected and comes close to a 650M, take very careful note that Intel made no promises about what resolutions it will be able to run at and keep up with the 650M.
    If you think Iris will be better at high resolutions then you have a hell of a lot to learn about memory bandwidth and high resolution gaming.

  • Jml

    Yeah that’s True.

  • raddude9

    So, I imagine you’ll be waiting for Kaveri for your next upgrade then.

  • Jml

    I’ll be waiting to see how good Kaveri is with GDDR5 memory. However I still think Intel will have better IPC and power consumption.

  • raddude9

    You’re waiting? I thought you had written Kaveri off!

    Kaveri will improve IPC, but it will probably still be behind Haswell, it will also probably have higher power consumption. For High-resolution gaming on the IGP on the other hand, it should be a lot better with GDDR5.

  • Jml

    Yeah to see what Kaveri has to offer. Wow right on all points actually.