Google seeks partners to design its own mobile chip

This could be another way for Google to build more consistency and uniformity in the Android ecosystem.

Google is reportedly playing with the idea of co-developing its own mobile processor.

According to a report in The Information, Google held meetings with various hardware partners this fall and showed off some concepts it was interested in building for future versions of Android.

While Google has partnered annually with a hardware maker for its Nexus phones (there were two this year: LG and Huawei), such a step would be a new level of involvement. According to the report, much of the discussion stemmed from the company’s hope to build an “enterprise connectivity device” created almost exclusively in-house. The Pixel C appears to be a first step on that path, as a productivity-focused Android tablet designed by Google.

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