Google is planning to release its own processor for the upcoming Pixel phones

Google will use in-house processors in its Pixel phones, which will be released later this fall, marking a departure from Qualcomm's technology, which has powered the search giant's Android devices for more than 15 years.

The processor, called Tensor, will power the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones, Google said in a blog post, with the company set to disclose more details closer to the release.

"We will continue to work closely with Google on existing and future products based on Snapdragon platforms," a Qualcomm spokesperson said in a statement.

Last year, Apple started using its own central processor designed for Mac devices, in a step away from chipmaker Intel.

Google said the next Pixel phone, 5a, would still have a Qualcomm processor.