Austerloh confirmed Google’s commitment to building devices for the long term and its pride in the progress it has made in developing its product range, despite the challenges that 2020 brought.
He also indicated that Project Soli’s radar and Motion Sense gestures will return in the future.
This clarification comes after the company announced its new $ 699 (Pixel 5) flagship phone, which does not include a built-in radar, unlike last year’s phone (Pixel 4) which has a price of $ 799.
This year, Pixel 5 dropped the The top bezel includes the sensors that were in its predecessor (Pixel 4) entirely in favor of the thin bezel and the camera hole, like a phone (Pixel 4aThe adult price $ 349.
The result was that the user gets more screen space, but the (Motion Sense) gestures – which represent Google’s response to Apple’s Face ID feature – have completely disappeared.
It seems that Project Soli’s radar and Motion Sense gestures were too expensive for the phone that Google wanted to build this time.
(Users may not miss)Pixel 5) Motion Sense gestures, which were never rendered the way Google originally hoped for. Google canceled the product after only 10 months.
The way a radar chip could detect your presence and trigger the phone’s facial recognition sensors to unlock – even faster than Apple’s Face ID feature – was the better part of the Pixel 4.
Project Soli began as a pilot project within the group of projects and advanced technology from Google, and the company spent many years developing and miniaturizing the radar, and also developing gestures (Motion Sense) as an upcoming interaction method for controlling devices.
Not surprisingly, Google maintains its Project Soli radar, as it has worked on this project for five years now, and originally offered gestures in speakers and smart watches.
At the present time, users can unlock the $ 699 Pixel 5 phone using the fingerprint sensor installed in the back itself, which is included in the Pixel 4a, which costs $ 349.
The back-mounted fingerprint sensor is fast It’s very responsive, but it’s completely different from the face unlock feature.