Google reportedly looking for a partner to help design its own chipsBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 6 November 2015 | Categories: news
If reports by The Information are to be believed, then Google is ramping up its hardware production efforts, particularly in the mobile device space. While some might be hoping for a new smartphone built inside and out by Google, the company is instead in talks with partners over the manufacturer of its own processor chipsets.
Such a move would see Google mirror the steps taken by Apple and its Ax chips, which are designed by the Cupertino-based company and built by Samsung. Speaking of which, they too have their own division of chipsets named Exynos, a range they port to select devices from time to time.
According to The Information, discussions around an in-house chip began several months ago, with Google expressing a desire to build an "enterprise connectivity device." As for what form factor it will take is up for debate, but The Verge believes a tablet-hybrid like the Pixel C might be a great candidate.
For now, more concrete details are required, but the creation of its own in-house chips could be the first step in a Nexus smartphone that is pure Google.
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