Tom's Hardware found references on Wednesday of the X1 being supported by Coreboot, an open-source replacement for proprietary BIOS firmware. Google typically creates code names for system boards for Chrome OS testing; the one with the Tegra X1 reference is dubbed "Smaug."
I did some digging in the Chromium issues tracker -- a place to monitor for Chrome OS developments -- and found nearly a dozen tickets open for the Smaug board, so clearly Google is working on integrating its Chrome OS software with Nvidia's hardware.
Google prepping Chromebook based on NVIDIA Tegra X1?
Posted on Thursday, Jul 02 2015 @ 11:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck