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Will we see a Google chip inside one of these one day? Photo: Google

Will we see a Google chip inside one of these one day? Photo: Google

Google is in talks with chipset manufacturers with a view to designing its own processors and other components for future Android devices, according to a new report.

The company is said to be interested in following Apple’s footsteps in an effort to make Android “more competitive” at the high end of the market, and to “solve other major problems.”

The Galaxy S6 has a paint problem. Photo: Techblog

The Galaxy S6 has a paint problem. Photo: Techblog

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are the best smartphones Samsung has ever made — any review you read will tell you that, and having used the S6 myself for almost a week, I couldn’t agree more. But they aren’t without a few teething troubles.

The video below highlights an issue with paint chipping around the camera lens, while I’ve had problems with the Galaxy S6’s LED cover scratching worryingly easily.

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Following in the footsteps of Apple and Samsung, LG is going to design its own smartphone and tablet processors.

The Korea company has teamed up with Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC, and according to a source familiar with its plans, the upcoming G3 flagship will be LG’s first smartphone powered by an in-house processor.

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Samsung has surpassed Apple as the world’s biggest buyer of semiconductors, according to Gartner. The Korean company’s hugely popular smartphones, such as the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II, led to a 29% surge in chip purchases in 2012, taking its semiconductor spending past that of any other company.