Tensor chips are the brains for Pixel 6 phones. But as usual, Google has always failed to keep secrets about its upcoming products, as it has now been leaked that a Tensor 2 is in the works.
Because 9TO5Google, has found a code named “Cloudripper”, instead of being the code name for the Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro next year, 9TO5Google believes that Cloudripper is the name for the latest product for the next smartphone device.
Because a similar code name appeared earlier this year, with the name “Slider” apparently for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. According to documents found by 9to5Google, Cloudripper is linked to a second-generation version of the Google Tensor chip, with the model number “GS201.”
Judging from the “GS101” series found in the Pixel 6, this chip appears to be a newer generation, suggesting that each year could see the model number increase by 100.
While it’s still a code name and model number, there’s still a little bit of info that will add to the bigger puzzle on the Pixel 7 later. Because tech journalist Mishaal Rahman was the first to find mention of the GS201. According to him, this is most likely a reference to the next Google Tensor chipset.
The next-gen Google Tensor chip, GS201, is in the works (because of course, what’d you expect?): https://t.co/oZtKc9E30R
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) October 28, 2021
This code can count on the fact that Google won’t be switching to Snapdragon any time soon. Because Google has angered Qualcomm, which was posted on Twitter a few weeks ago, for not using its chipset products.
With Tensor, Google has finally joined Apple as one of the few smartphone vendors to make all Aspects of hardware independently. Tensor is optimized for artificial intelligence and machine learning scenarios, allowing Google to optimize the experience.
The presence of these two technologies makes Tensor have capabilities such as Motion Mode, Face Unblur, Speech enhancement mode, and HDRnet to video up to 4K60.
This Tensor system-on-chip (SoC) has automatic speech recognition that Google claims is the most accurate. This technology can be used in many applications such as Recorder and Live Caption without draining the battery.
Controlling all aspects of the hardware has allowed Google to prioritize the parts of the Pixel that set it apart from other Android devices, with controls that allow the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro to shine.