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If reports by The Information are to be believed, then Google is ramping up its hardware production efforts, particularly in the mobile device space. While some might be hoping for a new smartphone built inside and out by Google, the company is instead in talks with partners over the manufacturer of its own processor chipsets. 

Such a move would see Google mirror the steps taken by Apple and its Ax chips, which are designed by the Cupertino-based company and built by Samsung. Speaking of which, they too have their own division of chipsets named Exynos, a range they port to select devices from time to time. 

According to The Information, discussions around an in-house chip began several months ago, with Google expressing a desire to build an "enterprise connectivity device." As for what form factor it will take is up for debate, but The Verge believes a tablet-hybrid like the Pixel C might be a great candidate. 

For now, more concrete details are required, but the creation of its own in-house chips could be the first step in a Nexus smartphone that is pure Google.

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