Many smartphone makers these days rely largely on companies such as Qualcomm for the chipsets used in their phones. However there are some who are starting to be more self-reliant, such as Samsung who has their own Exynos chipset, and Huawei with their Kirin processors, but now it seems that Google is interested in developing their own chipsets as well.

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For the past couple of years, we’ve heard how Google has been working on developing their own chipset, such as hiring Apple’s own engineers, and now a new report from Reuters has revealed that Google is expanding on their efforts in developing the “gChip” by hiring new engineers over in India.

Google has declined to comment on the hirings, but some have indicated that this isn’t too surprising given that most traditional chipset makers have large presences in the country, so Google following suit makes sense. Of course when exactly we will be seeing Google’s own chipsets find their way into phones remains to be seen, but these hirings certainly hint at Google stepping up their efforts.

The company has in the past designed computer server chips for its data centers, as well as image processing chip for its own Pixel smartphones, so it is a logical step that they might want to develop their own processors to power its smartphones in the future instead of having to rely on others.

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