Nearly 18 months ago we first saw code for the Cheza reference Chromebook debut. Cheza devices running on the Snapdragon 845 were expected by the end of this year. What happened?
The detachable Chromebook known internally as Cheza and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 should have Linux app support through Project Crostini based on a new code commit.
In case you doubted that the Snapdragon 845-powered Chrome OS device code-named Cheza would be a detachable tablet, a code commit today confirms it. Expect a 12.3-inch Chrome slate with a second battery in the keyboard.
The #MadeByGoogle hardware event is happening on October 9 in New York City where we should see at least one, if not two, new detachable Chromebooks. Will it be Atlas, Nocturne or both?
The Cheza Chromebook — essentially a detachable Chrome OS tablet — will use the Wand keyboard which has its own internal battery. Code suggests the two power packs will work together and that could bring some serious run time on a charge.
Based on the latest Arm developments, I anticipate that more Chrome OS hardware partners consider using Arm processors in their Chromebooks over the next 12 to 24 months: Better performance with long battery life.
The upcoming Snapdragon 845 powered Chromebook known as “Cheza” will take advantage of a faster embedded storage method known as UFS, or Universal Flash Storage. That means large files will transfer extremely fast with simultaneous reads and writes.
Work on a Chrome OS device called Cheza began in December but lately the Chromium team has been ramping up efforts. Code suggests a Qualcomm 845 chip with LTE powering a detachable display Chromebook.