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Is Google making its own processors for Pixels and Chromebooks?

By Kenny Yeo - on 15 Apr 2020, 9:45am

Is Google making its own processors for Pixels and Chromebooks?

Google is said to be working on developing its own processors that it could use in its Pixel phones and Chromebooks.

This move could allow it to compete more closely with Apple, who has been using its own custom-designed chips for the past decade.

Apple's A-series processors are generally regarded as the fastest in the business, easily outperforming Qualcomm's offerings.

Of course, it goes without saying that if this report is true, then it would be a huge blow to Qualcomm, who currently supplies chips to many of phone manufacturers.

The chip is reportedly codenamed "Whitechapel" and it's designed with Samsung. It's said to be built on a 5nm process and will feature 8 ARM cores and hardware that's optimised for Google's machine-learning technology.

Google has reportedly received the first working versions of the chip but it will take some time before it will actually appear in products.

The report predicts the first Pixels to use this new chip could appear next year.

Google currently uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor for its flagship Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones.

Source: Axios

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