Samsung has been a key player in the Chrome OS space since the beginning. The company was one of the first to release a Chromebook. Samsung was the first company to launch a model with an ARM-based processor. And… that’s about it for now. Samsung’s last new Chromebook was launched in late 2012 and the hardware hasn’t been updated since.
That could soon change… there are rumors that Samsung is getting ready to launch a new model with a faster CPU, more memory, and a higher-resolution display.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Rumor: Next-gen Samsung Chromebook to sport faster CPU, better display
The Samsung Chromebook remains once of the cheapest laptops on the market, but it’s starting to show its age. Now there’s word a new model with a 2560 x 1600 pixel display, an Exynos octa-core processor, and 3GB of RAM could be on the way. [Chrome Story]
- BeagleBone Black single-board computer has shipped 100,000 units
Sure, the Raspberry Pi has shipped millions of single-board computers, but 100k shipments of a device aimed at a very niche audience ain’t anything to sneeze at. [LinuxGizmos]
- Archos 79 Platinum tablet coming soon, with mediocre specs but probably a low price
Are you ready for yet another 7.85 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel tablet with a quad-core CPU and Android 4.2? Of course you are… whether you’re ready to pay for it is another question. [ArcTablet]
- CyanogenMod isn’t the only company getting a limited edition Oppo N1 smartphone — meet the Pepsi Edition
Because everything’s better when it’s associated with a carbonate beverage. [Android Community]
- This could be Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet
Samsung’s reportedly working on a whole slew of new Android tablets, including one with an 8.4 inch display. This might be a rough drawing of that tablet, as submitted to the FCC [CNET]