The Pixel 6 is the first significant reinvention to Google’s smartphone collection we have seen in years. It isn’t only a design change, both — due to the new Tensor SoC, we’re hoping to see the corporate’s strongest flagship gadget but. Pixel telephones are just one entry in Google’s ever-expanding lineup of {hardware}, after all. In the event you’ve been ready to see a Chromebook powered by customized silicon, you may not have to attend an excessive amount of longer.

Based on a brand new report from Nikkei Asia (by way of 9to5Google), Google is creating CPUs for each Chromebooks and Chrome OS-powered tablets, presently slated for a 2023 launch. As you would possibly count on, these processors are primarily based on ARM reasonably than x86, similar to this yr’s Tensor SoC. Though Intel processors nonetheless energy loads of mainstream Chromebooks at present, chips like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c are slowly appearing in more devices.

Google’s transfer into working by itself customized processors for units exterior of smartphones is reportedly impressed by Apple’s switch to the M1 chip in final yr’s MacBook lineup. Contemplating the reward heaped upon Apple for pulling off the seemingly not possible — particularly on the primary technology — most likely performed a job in these new plans as effectively.

Though we have now but to see Tensor in motion, Google feels robust in regards to the Pixel 6’s potential. Nikkei Asia additionally stories that the corporate requested suppliers to prepared 50% extra manufacturing capability for its smartphones than in 2019. Contemplating that yr was the corporate’s finest on document for Pixel gross sales — 7 million units, in comparison with simply 3.7 million final yr — it is actually an bold aim. As the one US-based producer nonetheless making Android telephones, Google sees an opportunity to hit it huge within the international market.