There have been different rumors about Google finally including a chip of its own in the Pixel 6 for a ‘Googler’ to now confirm it.
The company’s change in the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) code makes it clear that the Pixel 6 could finally carry inside a chip designed by the big G itself.
Google Pixel 6 with in-house chip
It is a change that has been carried out in the AOSP by a team of ‘Googlers’ to update the SELinux guidelines of the OsloFeedback app. The code itself says nothing for the normal user, but it is in the comments where one of the Googlers responds with a link that leads to the AOSP code repository.
That comment refers to the P21, which would be the Google Pixel 6, and the URL in the link is where the crux of the matter lies: /android/device/google/gs101-policy/Whitechapel.
‘Whitechapel’ is the code name previously referred to in various rumors for the Google-designed, Samsung-manufactured chip. Just as Google Silicon’s first custom chip is referred to in that URL with ‘GS101’.
It should be clarified that the AOSP repository has served in previous times to go knowing details of future Google mobiles. It happened with the Pixel 4 and the confirmation of its 90Hz display.
What was found today brings nothing about the specifications of the Pixel 6, but the first evidence that the chip would be designed by Google with that reference to the name ‘Whitechapel.
Google in this way could approach Apple that designs its chips for its iPhone and the rest of the catalog of devices with which it has.