According to the rumors from several months, Google has been developing Google Tensor chipsets for the Pixel 6 Series. And yesterday, Google itself released a statement on its official website, confirming the same. The new chipset, codenamed “Whitechapel”; is known as the Tensor SoC.
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With the introduction of this custom processor designed for Google’s latest smartphone series, Google entered the list of brands that have smartphones with their own processor, like Apple and Samsung. This is a significant strategic shift for Google; as a shift in the company’s overall direction as well as a high-end smartphone player.
Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets have been used to power Google’s Pixel phones but it is no longer the case with the Pixel 6 series. Google is finally following the footsteps of Apple and Samsung by including its Tensor chipset in its flagship smartphones. It will enable the company to offer users a more powerful experience; as well as possibly extend the Android update support.
According to the official statement released by Google CEO Sundar Pichai in an official tweet; Tensor custom SoC (System-on-a-Chip) development began nearly four years ago. He discovered the chipset first, along with the clips for size comparison.
You’re probably curious about the Google Tensor chipset’s features and benefits. However, the company hasn’t said anything about it. One thing is certain that the AI capabilities of their upcoming chipset will receive special attention.
According to Google’s official blog, Rick Osterloh, SVP of Devices and Services, stated,
“The team that designed our silicon wanted to make the Pixel even more capable. For example, with Tensor; we thought about every piece of the chip and customized it to run Google’s computational photography models.”
As only this piece of information about Google Tensor is now available from the company. Google Tensor will undoubtedly be a watershed moment for the Google company. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will go on sale later this fall and will be the first Pixel device that includes the Tensor chipset. However, the company has not released much information but we will notify you as soon we get any new information about the chipset.
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