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Google reveals the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and its first custom smartphone chipset

Google reveals the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and its first custom smartphone chipset

In keeping with what is quickly becoming a tradition, Google has now formally acknowledged that the Pixel 6 is a thing long before its expected autumn unveiling. In a blog post today (apparently embargoed at a handful of high-profile outlets), Google has revealed both renders and a few technical details for the new Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and the new Tensor SoC that powers both.

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The Pixel 5 was the perfect 2020 phone, but I'm looking forward to the Pixel 6

The Pixel 5 was the perfect 2020 phone, but I'm looking forward to the Pixel 6

Whether through a stroke of luck or an ingeniously-timed move, the Google Pixel 5 was a smartphone perfectly adapted to the era it was released in. After a series of Pixel flagships, the regressive mid-ranger seemed like a disappointment on paper, but it proved to be just enough in everyday life, amid long confinements and a calmer lifestyle. With things slowly going back to normal now, 2021 calls for a new and more aggressive approach from Google.

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro leak reveals a totally new look and hardware

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro leak reveals a totally new look and hardware

It's virtually impossible to bring a notable tech product to market without it getting leaked at least a little, and Google's smartphones are almost famous for the extent to which they're leaked ahead of release. Now it looks like the Pixel 6 may be facing the same fate as a new leak reveals a new camera and a fairly substantial departure from the simple, subdued design language we've come to expect from Google's hardware group.

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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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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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Report claims Google plans its own chipset for Pixel phones as soon as 2021

Report claims Google plans its own chipset for Pixel phones as soon as 2021

According to a report today by Axios, Google has made "significant progress" in developing its own chipset for use in its Pixel phones — and, eventually, Chromebooks. Code-named "Whitechapel," the 8-core ARM chip was designed with Samsung's help, though it won't be ready for another year.

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