The Google Tensor chipsets found in the company’s Pixel phones are made by Samsung. That is expected to change in the next couple of years with the Google Tensor G5, where apparently Google is looking to shift to TSMC. Now a report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily has revealed that the chipset is getting ready for testing.
The report claims that Google has handed over a “self-developed” Tensor chipset to KYEC. KYEC, for those unfamiliar, is a company that provides testing services for chipsets that are to be made in Taiwan. While the chipset wasn’t specified, there is a good chance it could be the Google Tensor G5.
The Tensor G5 will debut in the Pixel 10 in 2025, so it is still quite a fair bit aways. This is still pretty exciting, though. This is because the current Tensor chipsets are apparently based on the foundation Samsung laid with its Exynos chipsets. Moving to TMSC would allow Google to create a more custom design.
This in turn would let Google create Pixel phones and develop a more optimized Android experience. This is similar to how Apple controls both its hardware and software. The Tensor G5 is also expected to be manufactured using TSMC’s 3nm process which will result in a smaller and more efficient chipset.