For the forthcoming Pixel handset, Google is said to be testing its own chip. According to reports, Google will release its custom smartphone chip with the Pixel 6 in the coming months. According to news, Google has been toying with the possibility of introducing its own chip, and it now appears that it will be released this year. Pixel phones can no longer use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors if rumours are valid.
According to 9to5Google, Google’s custom smartphone chip, codenamed Whitechapel, will be released this year as the first-ever Google smartphone chip. This will be one of the many SoCs Google plans to release for its smartphones, including the Pixel 6, Chromebooks, and Chromecast. Apple is currently one of the few tech giants that uses its own chipsets in its iPhones, iPads, and now MacBooks. Exynos, Samsung’s own smartphone chipset, is also available. In one of the meetings, Google CEO Sundar Pichai pointed at the company’s forthcoming chipset, saying that the company will make “few deeper hardware investments.”
For Whitechapel, Google is said to be collaborating with Samsung. This may imply that the Google chip would be identical to the Exynos in structure, as well as share device components. Surprisingly, Samsung’s Exynos competes in the Android market with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Google has gained access to a paper confirming the company’s intentions to launch its own chipset. “Whitechapel is mentioned in the document in relation to the codename ‘Slider,’ which we also find in the Google Camera app. “ Slider seems to be a shared forum for the first Whitechapel SoC, based on what we can piece together. According to the article, Google internally refers to this chip as the GS101, with the ‘GS’ probably standing for “Google Silicon.”
According to previous news, the Google Whitechapel will be a mid-range chip that will interact directly with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 sequence. The Whitechapel chip may have an octa-core ARM CPU with two Cortex-A78 + two Cortex-A76 + four Cortex-A55 cores, according to the article.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 5a 5G are scheduled to be released later this year. According to sources, the two phones will be launched at the same time, and if the rumours are accurate, the Pixel 6 and 5a 5G will usher in Whitechapel and bid farewell to Qualcomm Snapdragon.