Exit Snapdragon, from Qualcomm, in Google smartphones, and welcome to a home SoC? This is what the 9to5Google site claims, which would have had internal documentation on the future Pixel 6, which should be launched in the fall.
According to the document, the chip that would respond to the code name “Whitechapel” would be the GS101 (Google Silicon 101), the first “custom” SoC from Google. Born from a partnership between Google and Samsung, the GS101 would have been developed on the basis of the Korean’s Exynos, without anyone knowing more about it on the technical side – will the GS101 recover the new AMD graphics? Will the chip be engraved by Samsung?
A platform to decline
But what 9to5Google claims to know is that the “Whitechapel” / GS101 chip is not alone. It would belong to the “Slider” platform. Why talk about a platform? Because like Apple, Google would develop a chip that is both usable in smartphones and computers, its famous Chromebooks.
This mastery of software and hardware could allow Google to improve the performance and level of service of its various systems.
Google’s history with Snapdragon chips is a bit complicated since the online advertising giant has always had a little trouble controlling the American’s chips in its terminal development equations. A lack of control that has forced Google to lower the range for its Pixel 5 (Snapdragon 765G instead of a Series 8 Snapdragon) in order to find a good balance between performance / endurance / price – is not an industrialist wants.
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It remains to be seen how much customization of the chip Google has resorted to, not only from the point of view of Samsung’s bricks, but ARM’s initial design as well.
Source : 9to5Google