How Google may go the iPhone way this year for its flagship phone

NEW DELHI: Google Pixel 6 is the companys next flagship phone that is expected to be launched later this year. Many online reports have detailed features that are likely to come with the next-generation Pixel phone. Now, as per a report by 9to5Google, Googles upcoming phone could be powered by Googles own customised chipset.
Googles upcoming phones for this fall, including the presumed Pixel 6, will be among the first devices to run on the GS101 Whitechapel chip, says the report. As it suggests, the chipset is codenamed as Whitechapel. While the GS presumably stands for Google Silicon.
Reports about Googles own systems on a chip (SoCs) first emerged in 2020. At that time it was said that Google is collaborating with Samsung to develop its own SoC. The reports also said that Whitechapel will be used in Pixel phones and Chromebook laptops.
As per the new documentation viewed by 9to5Google, Whitechapel is used alongside the codename Slider, a reference that has also been found in the Google Camera app. The report goes on to say that this falls Pixel phones will indeed be powered by Googles Whitechapel platform.
This will be similar to how Apple uses its own chipsets to power its iPhones and Mac laptops. While Apple iPhones run on the companys own Bionic chipsets, Mac laptops are powered by Apple Silicon chips (starting late 2020).
Googles own chipset is being developed with Samsung Semiconductors system large-scale integration (SLSI) division, the report says. This suggests that the Google chips will have some commonalities with Samsung Exynos, including software components.
The report also says the first phone to be built on the new chipsets will be Raven and Oriole. These are codenames for two Pixel phones that are currently under development.

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