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Developer Information for Chrome OS Devices

This page is a jumping off point for finding developer-related information for Chrome OS devices. These are notebooks that shipped from the factory with Google Chrome OS on them. For some details about Google Chrome OS and how it differs from Chromium OS, see the note in the FAQ about Google Chrome OS. Chrome OS devices typically require special setup in order to be used for Chromium OS development.

Caution: Modifications you make to the system are not supported by Google, may cause hardware, software or security issues and may void warranty.

Remember: Chrome OS devices are not general-purpose PCs. We believe you should be able to hack on your own property, but if you do it's not our fault if something breaks.

Hardware-specific developer information (organized chronologically):

 Release date  Manufacturer  Model  Project code name  Board name
 December 2010  Google  Cr-48  Mario  x86-mario
 June 2011  Samsung  Series 5 Chromebook  Alex  x86-alex
 July 2011  Acer  AC700 Chromebook  ZGB  x86-zgb
 May 2012  Samsung  Series 3 Chromebox  Stumpy  stumpy
 May 2012  Samsung  Series 5 550 Chromebook  Lumpy  lumpy
 October 2012  Samsung  ARM Chromebook  Snow  daisy
 November 2012  Acer  Acer C7 Chromebook  Parrot  parrot
 January 2013  Lenovo  Thinkpad X131e Chromebook  Stout
 February 2013  HP  Pavilion Chromebook  Butterfly  butterfly
 February 2013  Google  Chromebook Pixel  Link  link
 October 2013  HP  HP Chromebook 11  Spring  daisy_spring
 October 2013  Acer  Acer C720 Chromebook  Peppy  peppy
 October 2013 HP HP Chromebook 14 Falco falco
 January 2014 Dell Dell Chromebook 11 Wolf wolf
 February 2014 Toshiba Toshiba Chromebook Leon leon
 March 2014 Asus ASUS Chromebox Panther panther

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Some information on running upstream coreboot on Haswell based Chrome OS devices is available here.