NEW DELHI: Google is supposed to go Apple Way for its next flagship phone – Pixel 6. According to a report in 9to5Google, the company’s flagship phone, Pixel 6, may run on the company’s proprietary system on chip for 2021.
“Google’s upcoming phones for this fall, including the suspected Pixel 6, will be among the first to run on the Whitechapel GS101 chip,” the report said. As mentioned earlier, the chipset is code-named Whitechapel. While the GS probably stands for Google Silicon.
This is similar to running Apple iPhones with the company’s own A-series Bionic Chipsets. Last year Apple also moved away from Intel laptops and launched Macbooks with its own M1 silicon chip.
Reports on Google’s own Systems on a Chip (SoCs) were first published in 2020. Back then it was said that Google was working with Google Samsung develop your own SoC. The reports also state that Whitechapel is used in Pixel phones and Chromebook laptops.
According to the new documentation from 9to5Google, Whitechapel is used alongside the code name “Slider”, a reference that was also found in the Google Camera app. The report goes on to say that this fall’s Pixel phones will actually be powered by Google’s Whitechapel platform.
Google’s own chipset is being developed with Samsung Semiconductor’s System Large Scale Integration (SLSI) division, the report said. This suggests that the Google chips will share some similarities with Samsung Exynos, including software components.
The report also says that the first phone to be built on the new chipsets will be “Raven” and “Oriole”. These are code names for two Pixel phones that are currently being developed.