First information on Google's plans to developthe proprietary mobile SoC platform for Pixel smartphones and Chromebook laptops appeared in early 2020. The creation of its own proprietary universal processor, similar to Apple's chips used in the iPhone and Mac, was indirectly confirmed in the fall of 2020 by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who said that in 2021 the company was expecting "startling" changes.
Now, according to insiders, it became knownthat Google is developing the Whitechapel chip with Samsung, which has already created Exynos processors, which are one of the main competitors to Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips running on Android platforms.
"Network spies" provided the publication 9to5Googledocuments confirming that Google will be ready to launch devices with Whitechapel chips as early as 2021. The processor is still codenamed "Slider", and is called "GS101" in Google's internal technical documentation. Presumably, GS may be an abbreviation for "Google Silicon".
The first smartphones created on the platformSlider, there may be products passing on Google under the code names "Raven" and "Oriole". Both devices are expected to hit the market at the same time in the fall of 2021. It is expected to be the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 5a 5G modification. As a reminder, the Pixel 5 currently has a Snapdragon 765G chip, but Qualcomm processors are constantly increasing in price, which negatively affects smartphone sales. In this regard, Google and continued the tradition of high-tech companies Apple, Samsung and Huawei to develop branded mobile platforms.