Google has contracted Samsung to design and manufacture a chip that’ll be used to track body movements, according to South Korean tech blog ETNews. The report comes as Google faces staunchin the EU.
Samsung is reportedly both designing and manufacturing the chip, as opposed to building a chip to spec based on a client’s design, as is usually the case. According to a different report earlier this year, Google has been working with Samsung to designof Android phones. Google currently uses Qualcomm CPUs in its phones.
European regulators have said they’re concerned such a move could give Google too much advertising pull by adding to its already. Google, for its part, has pledged . It’s unclear, however, if the chip detailed in the report is related to Google’s FitBit acquisition.
Google and Samsung did not immediately respond to requests for comment.