Google will launch its own smart phone chip codename GS101
Google is preparing a self-developed chip for the Pixel series of devices. This self-developed chip code-named GS101 was jointly developed by Google and Samsung.
The code name beginning with GS may refer to Google Silicon, and also implies that Google is ready to abandon Qualcomm and start using its own chip.
In fact, Google is indeed preparing to develop its own chips including but not limited to smartphone chips. Google may also develop other chips for servers.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company will make more in-depth investments in hardware, and this new smartphone chip may be a new starting point.
Google will launch Google Pixel 6 series devices in the second half of the year. Originally, the media received the news that the device will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 or 780G chips.
But the latest news from 9to5google is that Google will use a self-developed chip, but in fact, this chip is developed in cooperation between Google and Samsung.
Samsung’s self-developed Orion series chips have been used in many of Samsung’s flagship devices, and Samsung’s technology on the chips is indeed very good in terms of performance.
So cooperating with Samsung to develop chips seems to be a good choice for Google. After all, Google does not have much experience in the field of smartphone chips.
9to5google reported that the GS101 chip will include multiple cluster settings, such as the TPU unit for machine learning and the security chip to improve hardware security.
Google may be more concerned about device security rather than actual performance, which is why Google has provided security hardware in a variety of devices previously launched.
Of course, if the GS101 chip can be introduced, it is estimated that Google will launch chips suitable for other platforms in the future, including chips for Chromebooks.
At that time, Google will use self-developed chips in all its own devices, like Apple, which will also allow Google to provide a higher level of security control over hardware products.