Google apparently wants to become more independent of suppliers and, together with Samsung, is developing a new chip that will provide computing power for future generations of the company’s own pixel smartphones and Chromebooks.
Pixel smartphones and Chromebooks from Google are to be equipped with their own chips from next year. As “Axios” writes, related sources have leaked that Google is working on a chip with the code name “Whitechapel”. This is apparently being developed in cooperation with Samsung and is to use the 5-nanometer manufacturing process of the South Korean group. It is designed to accelerate Google’s machine learning technology.
Google is said to already have a first version of the chip, but it will probably take a year until the final design and use in pixel smartphones. Later, the chips could also be installed in Chromebooks, the unknown sources continue. Qualcomm, which previously supplied the chips for Google’s pixel devices, may not be pleased with this development.