When the Pixel 4 launches on October 15, it will come with a feature called Motion Sense. Motion Sense will allow users to control the device without touching it, thanks to the Soli Radar sensor trapped in the upper frame.
However, it has been found that the feature will only be available in certain markets. A list of countries to work in has been published as well as a list of supported countries. Before getting to the lists, it's important to say why Motion Sense is available in some markets, not others.
Motion Sense is based on Project Soli, a technology that uses advanced radar technology. Therefore, Google should be granted permission to use this technology in countries, including the United States. So, these countries were the features that would be supported, it could be said to be those that have Google's permission.
The list of countries is obtained from the Motion Sense application from Nextrift, a Malaysian tech blog in the hands of the unit.
Countries / territories with support for meaningful movement
- American Samoa
- Puerto Rico
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Virgin Islands, USA
The list of countries can be increased at the beginning or after launch. Notable countries on the list are China (not surprisingly), India, Japan and Mexico. There is also no African or Middle Eastern country on the list.
For applications that support Motion Sense, the list is populated with streaming and playback applications. We definitely hope Motion Sense does more than just change songs.
- Amazon Music
- Google Play Music
- Spotify Stations
- YouTube Music
The Pixel 4 duo will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, with 90Hz screens, Titan M Security and FaceID. They will run Android 10 out of the box with exclusive and new software features. to be available in Black only, o so orange and clear in white.
Non-contact gesture control is not a new feature in the mobile industry. Many Chinese phones, including Dooge, have offered them in phones in the past, though they are definitely not as advanced as the Pixel 4's sense of movement.
Earlier in the year, LG released something similar called the Air Motion available on the LG G8 ThinQ that lets you not control playback, but also control the volume with a gesture similar to turning a button. You can also take screenshots with a notch gesture.
Huawei's Mate 30 Pro also has a similar feature that lets you scroll and make a grab gesture to take a screenshot.
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