Google the day before announced an updated duo of Pixel smartphones and the Pixel Watch.The latter work on the processor Samsung Exynos, but the smartphone again received their own processor Google Tensor, but the second generation.The main advantage of the Tensor G2 before the first generation chip was more efficient work with tasks based on artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.Image source: store.google.comThe hardware changes for the most part evolutionary: the novelty received the same two high-performance cores Arm Cortex X1, two performance Cortex-A78 (in Tensor G1 were A76), and a quartet of economical Cortex-A55, which were also present in last year's processor.The clock frequency of some cores has increased, but otherwise it is the same set that was used in the Pixel 6 smartphones.In addition, there is a new graphics subsystem: instead of Arm Mali-G78 came more powerful Mali-G710.The main attention of Google, most likely, paid to the part of the platform, which is developed by the company - tensor cores, responsible for working with AI algorithms.The company has not yet given all the details, but noted that the system Tensor G2 has a \"new generation of its own TPU\" - in some tasks, it works 60% faster and 20% more efficiently.In particular, twice accelerated the work of the functions of light correction Night Sight, sharpness Face Unblur and intelligent scaling Super Res (up to 30-fold increase in the Pixel 7 Pro).Evolutionary changes processor - it is not always bad, believe journalists resource TechCrunch, because Google engineers now know more about its features.And when you consider that the new phones offer up to 72 hours of battery life, such a compromise is perfectly acceptable.So is the Titan M2 security chip, which was migrated unchanged to the Pixel 7 from last year's models.
The Pixel 7 series smartphones are set to premiere on October 6 in New York, and Google has already announced that the next generation flagship smartphones will use another version of its proprietary single-chip platform - Tensor G2.Image source: 9to5googleThe Google Tensor mobile platform debuted last year as the basis for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro smartphones, and later appeared in the Pixel 6a.The chip was developed by Google in collaboration with Samsung.Similar in some aspects to Exynos solutions, the processor received advanced machine learning and AI capabilities thanks to the Google team.It is known that the first version of the chipset was codenamed GS101, but Google calls it exclusively Tensor.It was reported that the second generation will receive the code GS201, but under what name the solution will enter the market, remained unknown until recently.Now Google has officially announced that on October 6 will premiere the Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the Google Watch and other products.One of Google's pages has a reference to the Tensor G2 used in the Pixel 7.Thus, the official name is now known.If the company follows this year's pattern, not only the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be built on the new platform, but also probably the more affordable Pixel 7a and possibly the flexible Pixel Fold, about which there are only rumors so far.According to the developer, the chipset provides \"even more useful, personalized features for photo, video, security and voice recognition.\" It is possible that in this way Google hints at the specifics of next month's premiere, during which will be presented not only smartphones and other hardware, but also, perhaps, software.For example, in the context of \"security\" it may be about the function of unlocking smartphones by face, which, according to some reports, was actively developed for the Pixel seventh series.However, it is possible that this is just an ordinary security update.Earlier it was reported that in Russia there were numerous failures in the work of Google services.The only way to combat them so far is called the use of VPN.
South Korean media again published information that Google will order the production of the next-generation Tensor single-crystal platform (Cloudripper GS201) from Samsung.It is expected that the chipset will be used in smartphones Google Pixel 7 series.Image source: GoogleThe specifications of the new mobile platform is still known very little.The new chip is expected to use Samsung's 4-nm process and will use PLP (panel-level packaging) - a fairly rare variant that uses a square wafer instead of a round one in chip production, reducing waste and production costs.The current, first-generation Tensor chipset, codenamed Whitechapel, is also produced by Samsung according to the 5-nm LPE process.The model is famous for its unusual architecture, involving the use of two large cores Arm Cortex-X1 - most mobile platforms have either one such core, or none at all.Image source: ULVACGoogle said that the use of two cores X1 is more effective for constant loads of \"medium\" level, with \"heterogeneous\" calculations, including, for example, providing the camera viewport - during the work involved several heterogeneous processes.According to some reports, Samsung will begin production of new Tensor in June, and the release This is consistent with the traditional timing of the Made By Google event, during which the Pixel series flagships are usually presented.It is possible that Samsung will produce server chips for Google as well.Last year, the company announced a large recruitment of specialists to develop custom cloud and server semiconductors, although there were rumors that it would do these tasks together with Intel.While most users care little about the question of who exactly produces the new chipsets, the news may indirectly indicate some characteristics of semiconductors.Samsung's 4nm process was used to produce the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but an improved version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus is already being produced using a more advanced 4nm TSMC process - the new version offers lower power consumption and some performance gains over Samsung's technology.If the flagship Qualcomm 2023 will be produced exactly by TSMC, and, according to rumors, this will be the case, the less perfect mobile platform manufacturing process for Pixel 7 will give Snapdragon some head start, other things being equal, but in order to assess the final performance of competing chipsets, we will have to wait for the winter premiere of Qualcomm.
The annual Google I/O conference kicks off today.As in previous years, those who want to watch a video broadcast of the event will be able to do so.During the keynote, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his colleagues will talk about key new products this year, including likely hardware solutions like the Pixel 6a as well as software innovations, from Wear OS to Android.Image source: GoogleThe event itself will be held for two days in California.The broadcast of the keynote speech at Google I/O 2022 will start at 20:00 Moscow time.Although the keynote will be available online for everyone, those who intend to read the report for developers and view videos from individual sessions should register on the event website.What can we expect from Google I/O 2022:Android 13.Google is likely to talk about improvements to the operating system that will be available in the new Android 13, which replaces last year's Android.According to some reports, the new OS will include support for spatial audio in Pixel 6 models and, for example, the connection of two mobile carriers to one eSIM;Wear OS.The operating system for wearable devices should also receive an update.Previously, Google has already reported on the integration of this operating system with Tizen OS, developed at one time by Samsung.It is possible that the fruits of cooperation will be described in more detail;Pixel 6a.Google is expected to unveil a new affordable version of the Pixel 6 smartphone.According to some reports, the smartphone will get the Tensor chipset used in the \"older\" model and a similar design.Nevertheless, it is likely that the Pixel 6a will lose some features exclusive to the Pixel 6;Pixel Watch.In addition to the Pixel 6a, the Pixel Watch, which has been the subject of many rumors lately, may also debut during the event.According to some reports, the watch will be round and will use the latest version of Wear OS.Integration with Fitbit services;Pixel Buds Pro is not ruled out either.It is expected that along with the watch and smartphone, Google may present wireless headphones Pixel Buds Pro with different colors;Google Assistant.During the event, Google is likely to unveil an enhanced voice assistant, potentially surpassing Amazon Alexa or Apple Siri.Special additions to allow for more efficient management of smart home systems;Google Search is not ruled out either.The company is expected to improve search algorithms through updated artificial intelligence and machine learning systems;Other.Finally, updates to Google Maps, Photos and Gmail, as well as the return of the Wallet application are not excluded.In addition, Google is reportedly working on the direction of Web 3 and applications for the meta-universe.
Google began to block the accounts of the deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, caught under U.S.sanctions
advertisingThe talks about whether the American corporations Apple and Google will block smartphones and other mobile devices of Russians working on the operating systems Android (Google) and iOS (Apple) have continued for many days.The fact that they are technically capable of carrying out such a procedure is beyond doubt.Experts have repeatedly said that no tricks will save smartphones from turning into \"bricks\" and everything depends solely on the will of the American copyright holders.At the same time, it is pointed out that in such a scenario, the above-mentioned corporations will suffer enormous reputational losses.Perhaps this is what is holding them back at the moment.Other countries with strained relations with the U.S., such as China, can urgently begin the procedure of complete rejection of Western software for mobile devices, having developed or brought to the necessary level their own competitive alternatives.Moreover, the same China already has the necessary developments in the form of Huawei Harmony OS, and therefore such a transition in countries disloyal to the U.S.could be quite fast.All this will result in major financial losses for Apple and Google, which will inevitably affect their further development.At the moment, Apple and Google do not block smartphones of ordinary Russians, but people who have been included in the U.S.sanctions list are not so lucky.Several members of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, hit by the U.S.personal sanctions, reported about blocking their Google accounts - says RBC.CPRF members Mikhail Matveev and Nina Ostanina, as well as United Russia member Maria Butina reported that they were completely banned from accessing their accounts of the \"corporation of good.\" Their YouTube channels were also blocked.According to Maria Butina, she did not receive any prior notification from Google, and she only received a message about the fact that the blocking had already taken place.On March 24, 328 members of the Russian State Duma, among others, fell under U.S.sanctions.The legislative body itself was also under the ban.Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roskosmos, said that the YouTube channel of the state corporation had removed most of the videos of his participation, as well as records of a visit to the Vostochny cosmodrome and some other videos.MP Matveev noted that such actions of the U.S.corporation eventually leads to even greater consolidation of power, including inter-party.For the post there is a rewardThis material was written by a website visitor, and there is a reward for it.
It's not the first year AMD uses multi-crystal layout when creating its CPUs, and in the segment of graphics processors it started to use memory like HBM quite a long time ago. In the future, it is expected that AMD products will move to a more complex spatial layout, the main partner on this path will be the Taiwanese company TSMC.
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The publication Nikkei Asian Review, citing knowledgeable sources, said that TSMC plans to adapt three-dimensional spatial layout technology for Google and AMD. For this purpose, a new enterprise is already under construction in Miaoli, Northwest Taiwan, which will begin in 2022 to deal with chip packaging for select customers. AMD and Google are striving to be the first TSMC customers in this area, and therefore are already actively cooperating with a Taiwanese partner. If in the case of AMD everything is clear enough & ; the company does not want to lag behind Intel in mastering the spatial layout, the participation of Google in such an initiative may come as a surprise to many. As the source explains, the American Internet giant plans to entrust TSMC with the production of its own chips for automotive autopilot systems, and these chips will use the complex spatial layout to increase the density of integration elements. Other potential TSMC customers in this area include Apple and NVIDIA. TSMC officials already said at last quarter's conference that the share of revenue from packaging services for semiconductor components will increase in the coming years. TSMC competitors are not sitting idly by either. If Intel and Samsung are going to use the spatial layout mainly for their own needs, China's SMIC is trying to develop in this area in order to serve its customers. Naturally, the U.S. sanctions against this company will significantly complicate this task. Apple's chip-packaging needs are already being served by TSMC in Taoyuan in northern Taiwan, and enclosures for chip-packaging services are being built next door to a 5nm facility in Taoyuan in the south of the island. TSMC cannot replace all chip packaging manufacturers, but it expects to entice the most demanding customers with large budgets.
AMD will unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on the latest RDNA 3 architecture graphics processors tonight. The start of the presentation,...