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Today, we’re taking an in-depth look at Google's Tensor SoC, the chip powering their new Pixel 6 family of phones. The Tensor is Google's first custom-designed SoC, and incorporates a mix of custom Google IP blocks – such as the new edgeTPU – as well as some off-the-shelf blocks from Samsung. Google designed the Tensor SoC to give them better performance, particularly in machine learning workloads, which Google is increasingly favoring. So sit back as we dive into Google's first SoC and document what exactly it’s composed of, showcase the differences and similarities between other SoCs in the market, and come to a better understanding of what kind of IPs Google has integrated into the chip to make it unique and warrant calling it a...

Google Announces Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro: The New Real Flagship Pixels

Today, after many weeks, even months of leaks and teasers, Google has finally announced the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro – their new flagship line-up of phones...

89 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/19/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: Graphics (Intel, AMD, Google, Xilinx)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/24/2021

Google Teases Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with new "Tensor" SoC

Today Google has teased its new upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones; in what is likely an attempt to get leaks and the upcoming narrative of the...

47 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/2/2021

The Google Pixel 5: A Mini-Review - Small Package, Small Value?

The Pixel 5 is a change of tactic for Google, with the company opting to go the route of a lower-cost “premium” or high mid-range component configuration, rather than...

105 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/22/2021

AnandTech Year In Review 2020: Flagship Mobile

We’re a few days away from completing the 2020 calendar year, and it’s been a quite a hectic year for everybody. In times of troubles, the smartphone industry had...

57 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/28/2020

Google Announces Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5: Focusing on the Mid-Range?

Today through the company’s rather short virtual launch event, among other novelties, Google has officially announced the new Pixel 4a (5G) and the new Pixel 5. Both phones had...

116 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/30/2020

Hot Chips 2020 Live Blog: Google TPUv2 and TPUv3 (2:30pm PT)

Hot Chips has gone virtual this year! Lots of talks on lots of products, including Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, and a special Raja Koduri Keynote...

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/18/2020

Hot Chips 2020 Live Blog: Keynote Day 2, Dan Belov of Deepmind (1:30pm PT)

Hot Chips has gone virtual this year! Lots of talks on lots of products, including Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, and a special Raja Koduri Keynote...

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/18/2020

Google Teases Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 Later This Year

Alongside the launch of the Pixel 4a today, Google has made a mention that it’ll be launching the Pixel 4a (5G) later this year at a price point of...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/3/2020

Google Announces Pixel 4a - A $349 Value

Today Google is announcing its 2020 successor to its budget/mid-range line of phones in the form of the new Pixel 4a. Awaited since several months now, but seemingly delayed...

154 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/3/2020

Google’s new Confidential Virtual Machines on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC

With AMD’s market share slowly increasing, it becomes very interesting to see where EPYC is being deployed. The latest announcement today comes from AMD and Google, with news that...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/14/2020

Mobile Flagship Phone Camera Overview 2020 H1: Still Picture Battle

When today you’re picking a flagship smartphone, you generally get more or less the same fundamental formula no matter the vendor you chose. It’s a glass slab with a...

130 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/18/2020

AnandTech Year In Review 2019: Flagship Mobile

2019 is coming to an end, and it’s time again to look back at what the industry has brought us. This year, we saw a lot of hardware improvements...

54 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/26/2019

Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance to Develop Connectivity Standard for Smart Home

Smart home devices have been around for many years, but have never become very widespread to a large degree. One of the reasons for this is likely the incompatibility...

43 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2019

ASUS & Google Team Up for ‘Tinker Board’ AI-Focused Credit-Card Sized Computers

ASUS and Google have joined forces to develop a new project that the companies are calling ‘Tinker Board’ single board computers (SBCs). With a footprint not much larger than...

38 by Anton Shilov on 11/12/2019

The Google Pixel 4 XL Review: Stuck In The Past In 2019

Amongst the last big smartphone releases of 2019 is Google’s Pixel 4 series. Google’s own flagship devices come late in the generational product cycle whose timing is mostly dictated...

159 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/8/2019

Google To Acquire Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

Google on Friday announced that that it had reached an agreement to buy Fitbit, a leading maker of advanced fitness trackers. Google stressed that data obtained and processed by...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2019

Google Announces The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: The 2019 Pixels

Today Google announced the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL flagship devices, representing Google's vision for 2019 and 2020. The new phones upgrade the hardware to the latest...

95 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/15/2019

Made by Google 2019 Live Blog (Starts at 10am ET/14:00 UTC)

We've seen the latest and greatest smartphones from Apple, Samsung, LG, and Huawei. Now as we're getting ready to close out the year, it's the final major smartphone launch...

51 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/15/2019

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