Google’s next Pixel might be made by LG and powered by a custom chipset – MCOJ Daily, June 14

Google’s next Pixel is on the horizon and we’re now learning more about who will make it as well as what will be powering the device under the hood. Further, Joe and Patrick give their opinions on Apple’s new iPad Pro and tablets in general.

Google might be working on its own custom processor

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line of processors are the most commonly used chipsets for Android smartphones here in the United States, but recent murmurings throughout the tech industry suggest that Google is working on its own in-house processor. With the company hiring a former chip architect from Apple and publishing numerous job posting for other positions along these lines, could we possibly see future Pixel devices running a Google-made processor?

Via: XDA Developers

The Pixel 2 might be made by LG

Google’s Pixel 2 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, and a new finding in the Android Issue Tracker hints at LG being the manufacturer for this future smartphone. LG was previously behind past Nexus smartphones like the Nexus 4, 5, and 5X, so it wouldn’t be all that surprising if Google decided to turn to the company once more for some helping building the latest and greatest Pixel phone.



Via: 9to5Google

Do tablets still have a place in the market in 2017?

Pat recently purchased an iPad Pro, and after Joe stopped making fun of him for buying another Apple product, it got the two to thinking – what’s the current state of tablets in 2017? It’s easy to see that tablets aren’t nearly as popular as they once used to be a few years ago, so what does this mean for these devices in their current state and what the future holds for them?