Google is edging closer to rolling out its own central processing units, or CPUs, for its Chromebook laptops, according to a report from Nikkei Asia on Wednesday that cites people familiar with the matter.
The U.S tech giant reportedly plans to use its CPUs in Chromebooks and tablets that run on the company’s Chrome operating system from around 2023.
Google’s new chips are reportedly based on blueprints from Arm, the SoftBank-owned British chip designer whose chip architectures power 90% of the world’s smartphones.
Earlier this month, Google announced that it will build its own smartphone processor called Google Tensor. The chip will power the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices that go on sale this fall.