Google decided to no longer use the Snapdragon system on a chip (SoC) in the Pixel 6 and chose to use its own chip, namely Tensor.
Although the market share of Google phones from Nexus to Pixel has never been large, it seems that Qualcomm is also quite disturbed by Google’s decision. They also responded to this decision through their tweets on the official Twitter account @Snapdragon.
In that tweet, Qualcomm rewrote Google’s statement that it no longer uses Snapdragon in Pixels. Then they added a red flag emoji to the tweet. What does it mean?
According to Merriam Webster, this red flag can be interpreted as a warning signal, or a marker. It can also be interpreted as something that draws attention to a problem, danger, or oddity.
Perhaps what Qualcomm meant in this tweet was that Google made the wrong decision by leaving Snapdragon and switching to Tensor.
But it seems that this Tensor is also — so far — one of the positive things about the Pixel 6. At least from Google’s claims to the SoC’s capabilities.
Google promises Tensor has more efficient AI and machine learning capabilities. Its uses vary, including processing photos from Pixel 6 shots to transcribing speech into text.
In addition, by using Tensor, Google may no longer need to be hampered by support for the limited Snapdragon chip. This assumption is based on leaks that the Pixel 6 will receive five years of Android security updates, which will extend the life of the Pixel 6.
Qualcomm actually still has a lot of customers with large orders, much bigger than Google. That’s why, Qualcomm’s tweet on Twitter is a question. What do you think about it?