New Commits Indicates Snapdragon 845 Powered Chromebooks Could Be Coming Soon

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Based on a new commit in the Chromium source code for Chrome OS, it looks like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered device may be in on its way.  The commit refers to a new board that is powered by the 845, which was reveled earlier this month.  During that event, Microsoft committed to having an always connected Windows laptop based on the Snapdragon 845 and it would seem that previous challenges between Qualcomm and Google have been overcome.

The new commit clearly calls out the “qc845” processor on the “cheza” board with references to it made in the chipset-qc845/profiles/base/make.defaults section of the notes.  It calls out the ARM processor 64-bit kernel configuration and architecture. 

#CHROMEOS_KERNEL_SPLITCONFIG=”chromiumos-qualcomm64″
CHROMEOS_KERNEL_CONFIG=”arch/arm64/configs/defconfig”
CHROMEOS_KERNEL_ARCH=”arm64″

Further, the notes call out the “qc845” as the processor to be used.

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