Google’s first truly custom chip for Pixel devices won’t arrive until 2025

A photo of Google’s Pixel Fold smartphone.
Google’s plan to move Pixel phones away from Samsung’s modified chips has been delayed. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

According to a report by The Information, Google originally planned to replace the modified Samsung Exynos chipsets it uses in Pixel phones with a “Redondo” chip designed in-house sometime in 2024. However, the report claims that Google has now pushed that planned release window back to 2025 and will instead introduce a new custom processor codenamed “Laguna.”

A former Google chip executive told The Information that challenges with retaining employees and coordinating development between US and Indian teams are at least partly to blame for the delay. The team behind the project was frustrated by Google’s decision to cancel the development of several Tensor chips over the last two years, according to the outlet’s source. We have contacted…

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