WHAT IS GS101?
According to reports, the Next Pixel-the Pixel 6 will come with a Google custom processor. Google starting with GS101 “Whitechapel” SOC (SYSTEM ON A CHIP). A first for the company.
Some leaks also claim that Google will put this chip on Two upcoming pixel phones. That will feature the ARM-based GS101. The new SOC will include a “three cluster setup” with a TPU (tensor processing unit ) for ML applications. (For reference, Qualcomm’s own flagship Snapdragon 888 uses Arm’s Cortex-X1 / Cortex-A78 / Cortex-A55 as a triple cluster CPU setup.) Additionally, the new SoC may feature an integrated security chip, similar to the Titan M.
Well truly this isn’t new in the past Google has made TPU’s for servers. And the neural core of pixel 4, Titan M chipset on its current devices. However, the custom in-house chip GS101 would apparently allow google to boost those features on a deeper level.
Also, the recent leaks about the Whitechapel chips had circled since a year ago. When Axios revealed that Google was hoping to build up its own in-house chips for use in Pixel and Chromebook gadgets.
That report asserted the organization would improve its chip for Google’s AI innovation — something the XDA report authenticates. The GS101 chip for the 2021 Pixel arrangement would be the principal product of the Whitechapel project. Despite the fact that Axios’ unique report noticed that Chromebook chips weren’t normal until further later on.
Some report also includes references to a “Slider” codename tied to the new device. Which it says is also connected to Samsung’s Exynos SoCs. (which the company uses on Galaxy smartphone devices outside the US). Samsung’s involvement on the manufacturing side — which Axios also reported last year — would make sense as one of the largest manufacturers of smartphone semiconductors.
Google-designed chips are a convincing one. Apple has since quite a while ago promoted its firmly incorporated programming and equipment stack as a vital piece of how its iPhones, iPads, and now, its Mac PCs can run so well — a critical part of which is the organization’s handcrafted A-arrangement and M-arrangement chips.
Google — and nearly each other Android producer, save Samsung and Huawei — doesn’t have that advantage. It alternatively is predicated on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips, which dominate the Android market withinside the US.
Often an Android device lives or dies on how nicely its producer can synergize Qualcomm’s chips. Google’s software program and its personal hardware designs. Similarly, the reality that, at their core, nearly every Android device runs at the equal chipset and the equal software program makes it tough for all and sundry versions to face out.
But a Google-designed GS101 chip brings a tantalizing promise: that Google could bring an Apple-like boost in speed, performance, and battery life to Android (and precisely, its Pixel lineup) with a similar level of control over the hardware design, software, and processor. It’s an intriguing idea — assuming Google can pull it off.
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