Google’s first smartphone processor, the Tensor, is based on an Exynos processor. It is used in the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. If a new report is to be believed, we could see the internet search giant repeat the same strategy with the chipset for one of its upcoming devices.
According to a new report from 9To5Google, several references to the ‘Rohan’ codename and an Exynos chipset were found in the Wear OS 3 code. Rohan is reportedly the codename for Google’s upcoming Pixel-branded smartwatch, and it is said to feature the next-generation Google Assistant experience.
Similar to how Google customized an Exynos chipset with its own ISP (Image Signal Processor) and TPU (Tensor Processing Unit) for the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, it is possible that the company would use an Exynos W920-like chipset with some of its own bits. Such customizations could help with on-device AI processing for faster and more accurate Google Assistant responses.
Some Wear OS 3 features and UI design (sans One UI Watch) were leaked through Google’s emulator. It brings new watch faces, a simpler list format for the app drawer, a gradient design for the buttons, a pill-shaped UI for accessing media playback controls, and a new UI for customizing watch faces. It is also said to feature a four-colored light curve for Google Assistant.
With Google and Samsung working extremely closely for Wear OS 3, the Pixel smartwatch may use the Exynos W920 processor as-is or its customized version.
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