In the evening of August 2, US-based Google announced that it had ditched Qualcomm‘s processors and would develop its own chip called Google Tensor to power Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro which is set to be released in the year 2021. The company is aiming to compete with both Apple and Samsung by offering high-end devices.
It said in its blog post, “We set about building a technology platform built for mobile that enabled us to bring our most innovative AI and machine learning (ML) to our Pixel users. We set out to make our own System on a Chip (SoC) to power Pixel 6. And now, years later, it’s almost here.”
However, Qualcomm told CNBC that the American chip giant would continue working with Google but didn’t specify the exact kind of partnership the companies would have.
Furthermore, Qualcomm informed that it would be working closely with the tech giant for current as well as future products based on the Snapdragon platform.
According to Mint, there are possibilities that Google will continue sourcing modems and other components from the company.
The search engine giant had stated that the Tensor chip would help Pixel smartphones in real-time language translation for captions, text-to-text speech with no internet connection, a dual keyboard along with voice input methods and superior camera capabilities.