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How Google's secretive smartphone chip might stack up against Apple and Qualcomm

How Google's secretive smartphone chip might stack up against Apple and Qualcomm

News that Google's long-awaited custom-made chipset "Whitechapel" may show up in the Pixel 6 still has us excited. It's been so long since we've had something other than a Snapdragon, MediaTek, or Exynos in a smartphone, but there are are many questions over what we can and should expect from Google's first custom smartphone system-on-a-chip. Diving into last year's leaked specs and speaking to some analysts, we do have a few expectations before the Pixel 6 lands in our hands.

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Weekend poll: Would a custom Google-made processor be enough to sell you on the next Pixel?

Weekend poll: Would a custom Google-made processor be enough to sell you on the next Pixel?

Just last week, news landed that Google's long-rumored custom chipset is likely to make an appearance in the upcoming Pixel 6 (and potentially the Pixel 5a). "Whitechapel," as the SoC is code-named, has been in development for the last year at least, with help from Samsung. While a whole lot of our readers are already Pixel fans, we're curious to know if this news already has you sold on Google's upcoming Whitechapel-powered Pixels.

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The Pixel 6 could take on the next iPhone with a custom Google processor

The Pixel 6 could take on the next iPhone with a custom Google processor

Almost all Android smartphones in the US have Qualcomm chipsets — some may call it a monopoly, but that's just the way it is right now. However, Google has been working on its own custom chipset under the codename Whitechapel since at least last spring. And if a recent report from 9to5 is to be believed, this long-awaited hardware may finally manifest inside this year's Pixel 6, and potentially even the Pixel 5a.

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