Google-Designed Android Chips Make A Whole Lot Of Sense
According to an exclusive report from The Information, Google is in talks with chip-makers to co-develop smartphone chips for Android devices.By Mikah Sargent | November 6, 2015
In nearly every Android vs. iOS debate, there's a word that almost always comes up: fragmentation. Pro-Apple folks argue Android loses out because of the sheer number of different devices all running different versions of Google's mobile operating system. (Videos via Apple, Google)
Fragmentation has been in Google's crosshairs for some time. Whether it's releasing apps that introduce new Android features or implementing clever software changes that don't require operating system updates, Google is doing more now than ever before to keep the diverse Android ecosystem up to date. (Video via Google)
But all of those efforts pale in comparison to what Google's reportedly cooking up next. An exclusive report from The Information claims the company has been in talks with chip manufacturers to co-develop microchips for Android phones.