Google to use ‘Whitechapel’ on Pixel 6
Published: 01:43 PM, 6 April 2021
Google’s Pixel 6 smartphone; Photo: Collected
Google’s Pixel 6 smartphone is coming to the market in a few days. Google has decided to use its own chipset ‘Whitechapel’ on the device.
Google has named their chip ‘GS101’ (Google Silicon) and the tech giant is working to build this chip – reports IANS.
According to a recent report, Whitechapel has been run with a ‘Codename Slider’. Slider is basically a shared platform of Whitechapel in the chip system.
Adding the Whitechapel chip to Google’s Pixel phones and Chromebooks, like Apple’s iPhone and Mac, is essentially an attempt to use their own chips in their products.
According to the report, Google will work closely with Samsung on the development of the Whitechapel chip. Samsung’s Exynos chip is currently competing with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor in the market.
In 2020, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai hinted at a major investment in Google’s hardware sector. Many technologists at the time cited the investment as a prelude to the construction of Whitechapel processors.