Google "Reef" Is An Apollo Lake Chromebook, Now Supported By Coreboot
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot on 14 May 2016 at 08:40 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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Google engineers have been busy this week working on Coreboot: monsterous work at the start of the week, adding in a Qualcomm "Gale" device later in the week, and now today adding in support for another Chromebook.

The latest Chromebook seeing support in mainline Coreboot is "Reef". From looking at the code, the Reef Chromebook is an Intel Apollo Lake device. Apollo Lake is Intel's new low-cost PC platform that features Skylake graphics and utilize the company's 14nm Goldmont architecture.

Reef landed with this Git commit but unfortunately no other details are immediately available on this forthcoming Intel-powered Chromebook.
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