Google Adds New "Chell" Chromebook & New Coreboot Graphics Library
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot on 27 October 2015 at 10:40 AM EDT. Add A Comment
COREBOOT --
Google engineers have landed a bunch of new code this morning into Coreboot.

Perhaps most interesting out of today's Coreboot commits by Google is the addition of a Chell mainboard. Chell is based on the "Glados" Chromebook but with some minor changes. This "Chell" codenamed device will use an Intel Skylake SoC. Details beyond that are scarce at the moment.

Also of much interest is cbgfx: the Coreboot Graphics Library. The commit explains, "cbgfx, a graphics library, which provides APIs for drawing basic shapes, texts, graphic data, etc. on a screen."

It will be interesting to see what Google does next with Coreboot.

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