Google ditches Qualcomm for the Pixel 6 – Phandroid

For the previous few years now, there were rumors about whether or not Google would transfer clear of Qualcomm and take an Apple/Samsung method for its personal {hardware}. The rumors had been swirling a couple of attainable Google SoC ever because the corporate obtained HTC’s Pixel {hardware} department. Then again, new telephones have come and long past, all whilst being powered by way of other Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

In keeping with 9to5Google, the Pixel 6 would be the first Google instrument to be powered by way of its personal processors, codenamed ‘Whitechapel’. 9to5Google discovered references to this new processor in paperwork with references to a shared platform codenamed ‘Slider’. This connection has referred to the processor as GS101, with “GS” being brief for Google Silicon.

The Slider platform has already tipped the codenames for 2 upcoming and unannounced gadgets, codenamed ‘Raven’ and ‘Oriole’. It’s to be believed that those gadgets are the Pixel 6 and some other telephone which may be the Pixel 5a 5G. Then again, the latter would come as a bit of of a marvel if it had been to release along the Pixel 6, because the Pixel 5a may well be introduced once Google I/O in Might.

The GS101 would be the first of probably many processors evolved by way of Google, which has been reportedly operating with Samsung to supply those upcoming processors. It’s very most probably {that a} new sequence of processors may just debut later this 12 months, beginning with the Pixel 6, and probably getting used within the Pixel Fold and unannounced Pixel-branded Chromebooks.

The writing has been at the wall for Google to begin making its personal processors after CEO Sundar Pichai made point out of creating some “deeper investments” in {hardware}.

We’re doing a little deeper investments in {hardware}, which a few of it takes two to 3 future years in combination. I’m excited on the terrific roadmap forward.

This might appear a bit of previous than anticipated, given Pichai’s remark right through the corporate’s Q3 2020 income name. Then again, it’s additionally imaginable that Google and Samsung have fine-tuned the {hardware} to the purpose the place the arrogance of a cast release is just right sufficient to transport ahead with a 2021 Google Silicon-powered Pixel instrument.

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