Yes, the rumors are true. Google is working on its own custom chipset for the next Pixel 6 series. It was codenamed Whitechapel and was rumored to be called the GS101 (Google Silicon) chipset.Well, surprisingly, the tech giant put an end to the mystery and officially The first mobile processor is called Google Tensor.. Powered by the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, it will debut later this fall, bringing the long-awaited AI computing power to Google’s flagship handsets.
If you’re not out of the loop, you know that Google’s Pixel smartphones in the past had the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. Last year’s Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G relied on the Snapdragon 765G for processing power. However, that changes with the Pixel 6 series. Google has finally taken pages from Apple and Samsung books and included its own tensor chipset in its flagship smartphone. This will allow the company to offer a stronger experience and, in some cases, enhanced Android update support.
In an official tweet, Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed: Work on Tensor Custom SoC (System on Chip) started almost four years ago... He provided the first look of the chipset, along with a paper clip for size comparison. Please see the tweet below.
I’m very excited to share a new custom Google Tensor chip that’s been four years old (scaled 📎). Built on 20 years of computing experience, Tensor is Pixel’s biggest innovation to date. It will be installed in Pixel 6 + Pixel 6 Pro in the fall. https://t.co/N95X6gFxLf pic.twitter.com/wHiEJRHJwy
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) August 2, 2021
Well, I know that many of you must be wondering about the specifications of the Google Tensor chipset. Well, the company isn’t ready to share CPU and GPU details, and it’s still unclear who is making the chipset.But one thing is clear: the company Focus on AI prowess Of that upcoming chipset.
Google used to use a monica called “Tensor” for hardware that used AI and machine learning. And now it’s the name of its first mobile processor. Therefore, it’s clear that Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will show some new AI features.
In an official blog post, Google’s SVP of Devices and Services, Rick Osterloh, said: “Our silicon design team wanted to make the Pixel even more functional. For example, Tensor thought about every part of the chip and customized it to run Google’s computational photo model. . “ This means you can improve live HDR during video capture, speed up live captions on your device, and more.
Oh yeah, Google is finally taking mobile hardware seriously. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will be available later this fall and will be the first Pixel devices to feature the Google Tensor chipset. It will be interesting compared to the flagship Snapdragon and Exynos chipsets on the market. There’s a lot we don’t know about this chipset yet, but we’ll have to learn it in the next few days. Therefore, stay tuned for more details.