Are you looking forward to Google’s new smartphones, especially its much talked about Pixel 4?
If you are, then, be prepared to be even more excited because Google has revealed that it is building gesture controls
and face recognition
into a next-generation Pixel smartphone, most likely the Pixel 4.
The Pixel 4 is expected to debut in October, along with a new iPhone.
According to a report by tech site Engadget
, the new features will center around its motion-sensing radar called “Soli.”
“Pixel 4 will be the first device with Soli, powering our new motion sense features to allow you to skip songs, snooze alarms, and silence phone calls, just by waving your hand.
“These capabilities are just the start, and just as Pixels get better over time, motion sense will evolve as well,” Pixel product manager Brandon Barbello was quoted as saying.
As for their new facial recognition technology, Barbello said the secure face unlock function will be processed in the individual’s device, so that image data never leaves the phone and the images used are never saved or shared with other Google services.
In fact, Barbello shared that the feature is smart enough to detect when you're reaching for your phone, so the moment you pick it up, the smartphone will already be unlocked.
That's actually pretty impressive.
However, don't get too excited yet, fellow Malaysians: Google has clarified that the Motion Sense feature will only be available in select countries on launch day, as the feature will need "regulatory approval for the radar in some parts of the world."
Let's cross our fingers and pray that Malaysia is one of the countries to get the Motion Sense feature on day one.