9to5Google It can be reported today that Google’s upcoming mobile phones this fall, including the hypothetical Pixel 6, will be the first devices to run on the “GS101” Whitechapel chip.
In an earnings conference call last fall, Google CEO Sundar Pichai mocked “deeper investment in hardware” and formulated an “excellent roadmap” in 2021. “Whitechapel.”
Whitechapel, which was first rumored in early 2020, is a work by Google that aims to create its own system-on-chip (SoC) for use in Pixel phones and Chromebooks, similar to the way Apple uses its own chips in iPhones and Macs. It is said that Google is working with Samsung to develop Whitechapel, whose Exynos chip is comparable to Snapdragon processors in the Android field.
According to the report, Google will prepare to launch devices with Whitechapel chips in 2021
In the documentation, Whitechapel is used with the codename “Slider”-we also found a reference in the Google Camera app. Through our piecing together, we believe that Slider is the first shared platform for Whitechapel SoC. Internally, Google refers to the chip as “GS101”, where “GS” Potentially It is an abbreviation of “Google Silicon”.
Looking at other projects related to “Slider”, we found that the codename is also directly connected to Samsung, including a reference to Samsung Exynos. From the reference point of view, Whitechapel seems to be developed together with Samsung Semiconductor’s System Large Scale Integration (SLSI) department, which means that Google chips will have certain commonalities with Samsung Exynos, including software components.
The two Pixel codenames we leaked last year were “Raven” and “Oriole”, which were the first phones built on the “Slider” platform. We reported that the two phones are scheduled to be released at the same time this fall, presumably Pixel 6 and a phone that we hope not to be called “Pixel 5a 5G”.
In summary, mobile phones made by Google this fall will not use chips made by Qualcomm, but will be built on Google’s own Whitechapel hardware platform with the help of Samsung.
Google declined to comment on our story.
Dylan Roussel with Abner Lee Contributed to this article
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