The Google Pixel 6 will use a processor developed by Google. There have been rumors about it since last year, now there are new reports.
As the news portal 9to5Google reports on citing its own sources, the Google Pixel 6 will use an in-house SoC. There have been rumors about it since 2020, the earliest can be assigned to a forum entry in a Korean forum.
At an investor conference this year, Google announced large investments in the hardware division and a “grandiose road map”. Internally, the development of its own chips is to run under the code name “Whitechapel”, the first finished chip is called “GS101”.
9to5Google speculates that the chips might be called “Google Silicon” (because of “GS”), but cannot confirm this.
The code name “Slider” appears again and again in other documents. This seems to be a platform for the in-house SoC. Samsung is also contributing to the development of its own Google chip. Google seems to have bought licenses for the use of some Samsung software components.
The first two smartphones with the “GS101” processor are being developed under the code names “Raven” and “Oriole” and are expected to be the Pixel 6 and the successor to the Google Pixel 4a with 5G.
The name “Pixel 6” is considered certain, whether the second device will be called “Pixel 5a with 5G” is unclear at this point in time.
In a nutshell: The next Pixel smartphones in the fall will no longer be equipped with Qualcomm processors. Like Apple or Samsung, Google develops its own processors, and Samsung has contributed to the development of the Google SoC or is still doing so.