Google reportedly planning to internally develop chip designs for hardware partners
The Information has revealed in a recent report that tech biggie Google has plans underway to internally develop chip designs for hardware partners, in an effort to offer enhanced augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences on Android-powered mobile devices.
The disclosure implies that Google may not only have an active involvement in developing hardware for future Android-powered handsets, but may even mull the possibility of building its own processors.
According to The Information report, citing details disclosed by unidentified sources, homegrown chip designs have already been shared by Google with hardware partners. As such, it is possible that the chips designs developed by Google may be implemented in Android handsets in the next few years.
The report has also revealed that the chips designs which have been shared by Google with Android hardware manufacturers include a list of hardware upgrades pertaining to different features and functionalities - including camera, sensor, and memory – of Android devices.
Furthermore, the report also said that two particular areas in which Google has focused its hardware requests and chip plans are: leveraging higher performance out of cloud services; and preparing Android handsets to offer notably improved VR and AR functions.
With VR, AR and several other breakthrough technologies apparently set to change the way in which mobile devices are used, analysts are of the opinion that Google evidently wants beat its rivals in ensuring smooth availability of those experiences across all devices.
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