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Evidence mounts that 2021 will be the year Google takes on Apple's Bionic processors

Evidence mounts that 2021 will be the year Google takes on Apple's Bionic processors

For over a year, it's been rumored that Google was working on a custom smartphone chip with Samsung, and last month news surfaced that it would land in an upcoming Pixel phone, presumed to be the Pixel 6. Another small tidbit has surfaced recently that further corroborates Whitechapel-powered hardware is under development and tied to upcoming Google hardware.

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Google's next Pixel phone could hop on the ultrawide bandwagon with Samsung and Apple

Google's next Pixel phone could hop on the ultrawide bandwagon with Samsung and Apple

Ultra-wideband support is a hot ticket in the phone world right now. The latest models from both Apple and Samsung support it, allowing them to work with branded tracking devices (the new AirTag and Galaxy SmartTag+, respectively) that can show you where a lost item is with augmented reality, among other things. According to a trusted source, that capability may make its way into future Google hardware.

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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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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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Google's Pixel 6 may have a smaller, centered selfie cam

Google's Pixel 6 may have a smaller, centered selfie cam

An upcoming Pixel phone — possibly the Pixel 6, if expectations pan out — is set to have an upgraded and centered Galaxy S21-style hole-punch camera, according to a recent teardown. Tidbits hidden in the latest Google Camera app update regarding an upcoming device code-named Oriole point to the change, which would be a departure in design from both last year's Pixel 5 and 4a series, and a change from the leaked design of the upcoming Pixel 5a.

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Hear me out: Google should bring back the headphone jack

Hear me out: Google should bring back the headphone jack

Google's Pixel 4a appears to have become a sensation — even though no one has one yet. It's only open for pre-order, and already it's become the best-selling unlocked smartphone at Amazon and Best Buy. And that makes sense; it's a pretty great phone. But you know what else is great? It has a goddamn headphone jack.

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