Google is still taking its first steps in the world of semiconductor design and construction, but some have proven to be as effective as the Titan M, the security chips in the Pixel 3 from nearly three generations ago. Precisely, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will launch another additional chip, the Google Tensor, known for months as WhiteChapel and which will be responsible for improving artificial intelligence.
However, Google’s path in the semiconductor world does not seem to end there as the latest information coming in from the media related to the company speaks of future processors. In this case, nothing related to mobile phones but to processors for their Chromebooks, in the purest style of the Apple M1 for laptops.
Processors for phones, processors for laptops
The information comes from the Asian media Nikkei in which it is said that Google is already developing new processors to continue to progress in its hardware division. The North American company plans to launch CPUs, main processors, at the service of its ChromeOS operating system and which can be installed in laptops (Chromebooks) as well as in convertible tablets.
According to Nikkei, Google seems to have taken inspiration from Apple’s success with its latest M1, the leap in ARM processors from its compatriots to fully enter the laptop processor market. Nikkei says this information comes to them through two different contacts, both of whom are familiar with Google’s medium-term plans in this market.
Google is already designing processors for its Pixel phones, the next thing will be its Chromebooks
Future Google processors for its Chromebooks will be developed on an ARM basis and its market premiere is expected sometime in 2023. With this leap, Google could become independent from vendors such as Intel in this regard and resume the launch of Chromebooks under its own brand, something that seemed already parked at this point. Google should therefore recover its Pixel Chromebooks by 2023.
Google hasn’t had its own laptops or tablets since 2018, when its last Google Pixel Slate launched, although the model has survived to this day despite a very low sell rate, according to Nikkei. We’ll see what happens when future Google processors for Chromebooks hit the market. Remember, year 2023.
Via | Nikkei