Google Pixel’s latest AI attack is rightfully questionable. The new features may also work on older devices.
It was initially not possible to install benchmark apps like Geekbench on the Pixel 8 series. By doing this, Google probably wanted to prevent device testers from revealing too much information about the device at an early stage. In particular, the Tensor G3 chipset, like its predecessors, has been criticized.
When Google talks about new AI chips, a lot of AI processing actually runs in the cloud and not directly on the chipset. And in terms of performance, the new Tensor chipset doesn’t pull any punches off the plate, but that wasn’t really expected.
Geekbench is surprised
Now a boss at Geekbench to reveal. He did not know the reason why Geekbench 6 was not available on Pixel 8 devices. But he’s sure it’s definitely not due to compatibility issues. Ultimately, this speaks for a targeted move by Google.
The problem is: Google advertises the new Pixel 8 phone as “AI-first,” but can’t really prove it. What new AI functions have nothing to do directly with devices. The point is: Availability on the Pixel 8 (Pro) alone is therefore an artificial limitation.