Intel: It seems that Google has started to prepare for the release of Chromebooks considering Intel’s upcoming Haswell processor, ZDNet reports. Last week, Google software engineer Stefan Reinauer, who works on boot code for Chromebooks’ ChromeOS, committed Haswell-related code changes to Coreboot, which si a fast boot open source BIOS replacement for Linux systems. Google Chrome OS vendor support was added to Coreboot last year, and Reinauer wrote: “Google’s Chrome OS can be booted super fast and safely using Coreboot”. Reinauer’s new Haswell-related code commits this week included haswell: use dynamic cbmem and haswell boards: support added chromeos function. Haswell is the codename for Intel’s anticipated 22nm chip, whose low power drain is targeted at mobile devices. According to Intel, Haswell-based devices could possibly get double the battery life versus devices using its third generation Ivy Bridge processors.