That the genesis of any chip, for smartphones or computers, engages designers for years is certainly not new, and the Tensor that Google has developed for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro was certainly no exception, as emerged from the interview with CEO Sundar Pichai and hardware manager Rick Osterloh, so that in Mountain View they are already focus on the second generation Tensor is not news. It is the fact that on the new Pixel smartphones, already in the first release, there are traces of the chip that will equip the Google Pixel 7 .
During the ‘analysis of the apps included on Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, a collaborator of 9to5google came across a curious denomination, Cloudripper . According to colleagues this is not one of the project names of Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro, but rather the second generation of the Google Tensor chip , which will be identified by the design code GS 201 . If that were the case, the swift pace with which Google proceeds would be surprising: if it takes a lot of time to design a chip, it certainly takes much less to insert it into a firmware.
The information on the possible code name of the project linked to the new chip could come in handy over the next few months, when the rumors about Google Pixel 7 and the chip Cloudripper will inevitably grow in number it could become the protagonist of some “stalking” on the portals of benchmark .
In our preview on the Google Pixel 6 Pro (video below), the first generation Tensor chip exhibited fluctuating behavior , for large stretches excellent – let’s not forget that it equalized the performance of the iPhone 13 Pro Max – while in other situations it causes excessive heat and therefore d i a reduction in autonomy. It shouldn’t happen, especially on a top of the range, but as in fact it often happens it could be a symptom of a dialogue between hardware and software still to be refined , perhaps with an update that will arrive shortly – we hope before our review, in order to give you some considerations that can also be spent in the future.