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Is ChromeOS Heading to the Raspberry Pi?

Recent commits to the  ChromiumOS source code appear to hint at work on porting the OS to run on the $25 Raspberry Pi development board.

The news comes via a code push made today titled ‘Initial commit of Raspberry Pi board’. 

Liam McLoughlin - better known to many as ‘hexxeh’ – is behind the work, which won’t be ripening anytime soon based on one code commit that mentions a successful botting but lack of UI!

What does this mean?

So does this mean that support for Raspberry Pi will be added to ChromeOS itself? Potentially.

Chromium is certainly the ‘breeding’ ground for all major changes that come ChromeOS’s way.

But from looking closer the work on Pi support falls under a sub-project termed ‘board overlays’.  Contained within this are effort to add ChromeOS support for the NVidia Cardhu Board, amongst others.

It therefore seems likely that this work is going towards the release of developer specific images of Chrome/ium OS for these micro development boards.

You can find the code and commits @ gerrit.chromium.org/gerrit/#change,22836

  • y2b4u3d

    wow just imagine Raspberry Pi with Chrome/ium that would be great!

  • http://techmansworld.blogspot.com/ncr MHazell

    The Raspberry Pi is a great board. It is cheap, so you can do anything you want with it. And if you break it, it is so cheap that you can “afford” failure. Things like this makes Linux more appealing.

  • Kris

    I got my raspberry pi last week, and so far it is a lot of fun, still working at setting it up and getting used to it, but the concept alone is fun