As per new reports, Google is working on building its own processor for Google Pixel smartphone series and Chromebooks. As of now, even the Google Pixel is using processors from Qualcomm. If Google manages to make its own processor then it could better compete with Apple iPhones.
According to a report by Axios, the chip is codenamed ‘Whitechapel’. The chances are it might be an eight-core ARM processor that will be built using Samsung’s popular 5-nanometer technology.
This move from Google will make them their software work very closely with the hardware. The reports also suggest that a portion of the chip will be exclusively dedicated to Google Assistant to increase its capabilities and increase intelligence. Whitechapel processor will be very much hardware optimized for Google’s machine learning algorithm and other technologies that Google is working on.
It might not soon make it to Pixel devices. But, it’s for sure that Google will use this processor on its smartphone instead of Snapdragon. As of now, all Pixel series smartphones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon series of flagship processors.
Apple is having its A-series chips, Samsung has Exynos while Huawei has Kirin series chips. Google will also join the league and all later versions of Google Pixel will feature the new chip. It will be very high competition for Qualcomm once Google launches its processor.
Not just Pixel smartphones, Chromebooks are also about to use the same processor. Switching to Google’s custom made processor will make the Google software experience even better as Apple Softwares are extremely optimized for A-series processors.
There is no official confirmation regarding this yet and a Google representative even declined to respond to this report.