Pixel 4: Google limits the recognition of movements to certain countries

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It is one of the most anticipated Android smartphones of this end of the year. But it could well arrive incomplete, with one major functionality missing: the Motion Sense.

It is one of the most anticipated Android smartphones of this end of the year. But it could well happen incomplete, with one major functionality less: gesture recognition.

Google Pixel 4 Motion Sense

We already know that he will have a 16MP photo lens and that he will dispense with any notching. The Google Pixel 4 has been talked about all summer, the manufacturer’s desire to precede any information leak. So far, the transparency strategy chosen by Google has worked well. And then, this week, she was disappointed for the first time.

No gesture recognition in some countries

It was the product sheet published on the BestBuy e-commerce site that set the powder on fire. The following warning is inserted: gesture recognition is functional in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan and in most European countries. Not all phone functions are controlled by motion recognition ” However, movement recognition is the major innovation of this high-end smartphone.

The technology, strongly promoted by Google, makes it possible to unlock the Pixel 4 and control your applications via simple movements of the head. Even if you hold your smartphone upside down! A feat made possible thanks to the insertion of the Soli chip, mini-radar on which the giant of Mountain View has been working since 2016.

Why would the recognition of movement be inappropriate in certain regions? The manufacturer has not yet communicated on the subject but it would seem that the functionality must use transmission bands at 60 GHz. Today, these are strictly regulated in certain countries which limit their use, such as Japan. Luckily, this is not the case in France.

All you have to do is wait until October, the potential marketing month for the Pixel 4, to take full advantage of motion recognition.