Architectures/ARM/Samsung Chromebook 2012

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A Samsung Exynos5 ARM-powered Google Chromebook 2012 model

Samsung Chromebook 2012

The 2012 Samsung Google Chromebook is a popular ARM-powered laptop form-factor computer due to its relatively low cost, high build quality, and good performance. It is one of the first Cortex-A15 based devices available, and as such is also of interest to those developing initial support for Linux virtualization technologies within Fedora and in the wider community.

Technical Specifications

  • 1.7 GHz Dual core Cortex-A15 Processor (EXYNOS5250 0x43520010 1MB L2)
  • 2 GB DDR3L RAM (800Mhz)
  • 16GB e.MMC iNAND internal (Chrome), SD|SDHC|SDXC slot (Fedora)
  • 11.6" (1366x768) display (powered by Mali-T604), with HDMI output
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and HSPA/EVDO (optional, with SIM slot)
  • 1xUSB2.0, 1xUSB3.0

For more information on the 2012 Samsung Chromebook visit the Samsung Chromebook website.

Running Fedora on a Samsung Chromebook 2012

Exynos5 Chrome Kernel
At this time, there is no official Fedora ARM kernel available for Samsung Exynos5 powered devices, although this is planned. Even when an official Exynos5 kernel is available - as part of the multiplatform kernel effort or otherwise - it may not support the Chromebook directly as some dependent code is not yet fully integrated into the upstream Linux kernel.

For instructions about how to download and install Fedora for Samsung Chromebook 2012, visit our release page.