Chrome OS tested on Samsung’s Exynos 5250 ARM chip: could Chrome join the mobile OS wars?

Chrome OS tested on Samsung’s Exynos 5250 ARM chip: could Chrome join the mobile OS wars?
Google’s Chrome operating system is being tested on Samsung’s Exynos 5250 ARM chip. Possibly, on a new device called “Daisy.” Why is this interesting? So far, there are only two Chrome OS-flavored notebooks and both are running on Intel Atom chips.

Add to this with the fact that Samsung has previously explicitly mentioned that its Exynos 5250 chip aims to end up first on high-end tablets, and only later on smartphones, so you have an interesting combination. Could Google introduce another rival to its own Android operating system? This wouldn’t make much sense, but that’s exactly the suggestion you’d arrive at logically.

Mass production of the Samsung Exynos 5250 chip is scheduled for the second quarter of 2012. The silicon relies on ARM Cortex-A15-based architecture with two processing cores clocked at 2GHz. Samsung is using 32nm manufacturing technology for this latest chip. It also would feature four GPU cores. All of this seems more than enough to power Google’s cloud-based Chrome platform.

Additionally, the open-source Chromium project drops a reference to “tegra2_kaen” suggesting that Samsung’s chips are not the only ones being tested.


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58 Comments

2. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Victor, you should think a little, instead of throwing in short sighted implications. There's no way google will make chrome as a competition to android. Only logical conclusion from this is that they will merge them into a dual boot OS. And that's what Jelly bean will be - Android + Chrome

58. leomax

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Sorry couldn't resist. Hindsight is 20/20! Google chomebook with exynos 5250 -http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/samsung-chromebook.html

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I agree darac. They are not going to compete with themselves, they are going to merge. They have been slowly working towards that. Its their answer to WP8 basically.. adding in the last bits of missing PC (lite) functionality. Both OS's are already synced heavily into the cloud and both feature many of the same apps.. its highly likely to me that we will see these guys merging in "5.0".... I still think "jellybean" is just 4.1, btw. They are not going to do a major overhaul to ICS so quickly, just add features n tweak.

26. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

^This. +1

47. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Yeah, the most logical conclusion in my mind is a gradual merger between Chrome OS and Android. My guess is that Chrome OS is being tested to be Google's tablet/PC solution, while Android will remain the mobile solution for the near term. Android will probably be transformed over the next two years into a baby Chrome OS, kinda like WP8 with Windows 8. The goal for any of these OS companies is to provide compatibility between all market segments (phone, tablet, computer) to encourage consumers to buy products in all market segments.

4. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

the loadind is like chigaret :)

6. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Chrome OS is the Joke of the Century.

7. NOKIA.8800.ARTE

Posts: 100; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Windows os is the worst of the century.....

9. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

in what respect? i thought if windows 7 is proffered by more than 90% customers. please give me some more info.

11. NOKIA.8800.ARTE

Posts: 100; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Use ur head... Ask others.... Sales speak..... Its the third restricted prisoned os in the market.... less feautres..... thats if u like closed echo®system....

30. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

you are confusing windows phone with windows . take a bath,.

36. NOKIA.8800.ARTE

Posts: 100; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Dont be silly u billy... this article is refering to mobile os... 5250 exynos is not pc... its for tabs. U need a shower... not me..

42. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

that does not change the name of windows phone to windows. don't speak illogically. For your information, Chrome OS is basically for laptops. Not for mobile phones.

43. NOKIA.8800.ARTE

Posts: 100; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Are u thinking of your patients and responding.... Google nexus has google chrome....

14. SleepingOz unregistered

"what respect?" ahahaha seriously, go back to school man..

31. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

here the sleeping comes again. Why are you taking it so seriously? you must be someone trying to pass up you TOEFL etc. by the way, learn the meaning of this phrase from your teacher tomorrow, or search it over the internet: "in what respect" is windows better than chrome os? "in what respect" is that thing better than this. etc, then take a bath.

10. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

There's only 2 OSs regular humans use. Since you hate Windows, I'll assume you use a Mac...which doesn't do you any justice if you ask me.

15. SleepingOz unregistered

I guess he was talking about windows for mobile.

18. hepresearch unregistered

If he was referring to Windows Mobile, then yes, he would be correct. See below; Windows Mobile = worst ever Palm OS = decent at first, then became death-warmed-over BlackBerry = the first walled-garden iOS = the second, and more popular, walled-garden Windows Phone = better than Windows Mobile, but more of a walled-garden like iOS bada = what? webOS = better than Palm OS, but became a third and less-compelling walled-garden Android = open-source Maemo = mmmm... first decent Linux on a mobile MeeGo = mmmm hmmmm... but wait! It's already dead??? Symbian = the "OG" of open-source for mobiles

21. NOKIA.8800.ARTE

Posts: 100; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

I LIKE THAT® but drahmad still loves windows no matter what ......... He loves staying in prison....

23. hepresearch unregistered

Okay, well, Windows is what I use, and I don't see myself going anywhere else for PC's... although I do dabble in Linux via dual-booting... Windows = very compatible, very affordable Linux = open architecture, almost always free Chrome OS = Too simple to be useful, and too different... I don't really like it all that much Mac OS X = whether I like it or not, I don't really care to pay that much

34. NOKIA.8800.ARTE

Posts: 100; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

We are talking about windows phone....

37. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

To be fair, Mac OS is a lot cheaper than Windows, usually OS upgrades are about $30 instead of $100-200. However, hardware is a different story. Though technically if you knew what you were doing, you could take standard PC components and setup your own Mac PC, but its certainly a lot more work than to just use whatever parts you want and pop in a windows disc.

32. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

because he's dumb. he cant differentiate windows from windows phone like you who don't even know the real name of this mobile platform which is windows phone. take a coll bath again.

33. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

and don't catch my spell mistake again.

45. SleepingOz unregistered

Seriously, do yourself a favor in order not to look like a stupid dumbass here, go back to school and learn how to write proper english.

44. SleepingOz unregistered

Dude, I don't give a sh*t about windows phone. They're both called windows and developed by MS. "coll" bath? Is this a type of bath to save water in your third world country?

46. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

here u go again.

48. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I wouldn't worry too much about these two drahmad. You can't convince somebody to be more open-minded or objective if they aren't at least a little open-minded and objective to begin with. WP7 is a somewhat closed OS as suggested by hepresearch (the only individual that provided any worthwhile arguments in this thread) earlier. However, that cost of ownership is mitigated by the fact that it is reliable, functional, and easy to use. For those who would argue that the functionality of the OS is limited, please do give examples. Don't keep giving us the same BS story that it is a closed OS and your favorite OS is superior in every way without providing even an ounce of reasoning to support your contentions. Or, don't provide arguments. Don't provide examples. Don't provide reasoning. Don't do any of this, and let it be known that you are exactly what you seem: a fanboy of another OS that has no intention of being reasonable.

50. SleepingOz unregistered

Are you blind or something? The only fanboy biased toward an os here is drahmad. He was the one who started trolling! Have you even read the thread? Can you quote any of my comment here telling that my fav os is superior? Nice try though! To me, it's you who sound like a fanboy.

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