The majority of the Android smartphone on the market today have different processors, some feature Qualcomm chips, some have Samsung’s Exynos chips and some use MediaTek chips.
Google is apparently looking to work with processor manufacturers to standardize the chips that are used in Android smartphones.
The news comes in a report from The Information which has said that Google has been in talks with manufacturers about producing more standard chips for Android devices, the reason for this is that they are looking to cut down on Android fragmentation.
Hardware fragmentation across the Android phone world is sowing fear inside of Google that it won’t be able to realize its vision for the mobile operating system and better compete with Apple. Google is now looking to co-develop new chips with component makers in areas like application processors and cameras.
Whether or not Google will be able to convince chip makers and smartphone makers to conform to a standard for processors remains to be seen, smartphone makers use their different processors as a selling point for the handset.
Source The Information