Google to Launch Personal Processor for Upcoming Pixel Telephones


Alphabet’s Google will use processors designed in-house for its Pixel telephones launching later this fall, in a shift away from Qualcomm’s know-how that has powered the search big’s Android gadgets for greater than 15 years.

The processor, referred to as Tensor, will energy the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional telephones, Google stated in a weblog put up, with the corporate set to reveal extra particulars nearer to the discharge.

Shares of Qualcomm, the world’s largest maker of wi-fi chips for smartphones, had been down marginally in afternoon buying and selling.

Google stated the following Pixel cellphone, 5a, would nonetheless have a Qualcomm processor.

“We’ll proceed to work intently with Google on current and future merchandise based mostly on Snapdragon platforms,” a Qualcomm spokesperson stated in a press release.

Final yr, Apple began utilizing its personal central processor designed for Mac gadgets, in a step away from chipmaker Intel.

ยฉ Thomson Reuters 2021


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