Just about everyone would love for Google to design their own chips for the Pixels. Qualcomm’s Snapdragons are great and all, but they only offer max 2-3 years of support and still fall short of the speeds of Apple’s processors. However, according to Variety, Google has just hired Manu Gulati, a key Apple chip architect, to build custom chips for the Pixels.
Gulati has just recently updated his LinkedIn page with his new title—Lead SoC Architect at Google.
I doubt this year’s Pixels will feature a custom chip, however, if that’s what you’re wondering. But chances are definitely high for the Pixel 3 and so on.
Combining Google’s own hardware with their first ever own SoC would make for a true “Made by Google” experience.
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