Google, We Have Some Pixel 4 Soli Feature Suggestions

Google, We Have Some Pixel 4 Soli Feature Suggestions


Now that we know for certain that the Pixel 4 will come equipped with a Soli radar chip for recognizing hand movements, we’re curious how Google intends to improve it over time. In the company’s own words, the Motion Sense feature will “evolve” as it ages, so let’s allow this post to push Google in the right direction in terms of what we, the consumers, would like to see, yes?

As of right now, we know Motion Sense will be capable of skipping songs, snoozing alarms, and silence phone calls. For us, that’s not nearly enough functionality to warrant that much real estate on the device’s front side.

We would also like to see the ability to swipe through photos in gallery applications (Photos, Gallery, etc.), scrolling in Chrome or other applicable applications, switch camera modes or apply different filters in the Camera app, control a device’s volume output, a … Read the rest

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Google Shows Off Pixel 4 Soli-Powered Face Unlock, Gesture Controls


Google is continuing to hype the upcoming Pixel 4 via social media, this time showcasing the phone’s new face unlock feature, as well as Motion Sense gesture controls via the new Soli radar chip array.

In a brief video and a blog post, Google states that, “As you reach for Pixel 4, Soli proactively turns on the face unlock sensors, recognizing that you may want to unlock your phone. If the face unlock sensors and algorithms recognize you, the phone will open as you pick it up, all in one motion. Better yet, face unlock works in almost any orientation—even if you’re holding it upside down.”

The face unlock feature can be used for secure payments and app authentication, too.

Soli, as you may be aware, is the result of work that was first showcased at Google I/ORead the rest

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Google’s Project Soli Could Debut in Pixel 4, Gesture Control for Media Playback

Google’s Project Soli Could Debut in Pixel 4, Gesture Control for Media Playback


Back at Google I/O in 2016, Google highlighted Project Soli, a gesture-based system that used radar antennas to read hand movements in front of equipped devices. At the time, Google showed it working on a smartwatch and a music speaker.

This week, a report claims that Google may include a Project Soli radar chip in the Pixel 4, granting it access to the tech that blew people’s minds back in 2016. And don’t forget, the FCC gave approval for this tech already, according to a report from this past January.

This report ties in with information dug up by XDA in the latest beta build for Android Q. According to them, there is code for basic music functions, such as silence and skip, but require a new Aware sensor. This Aware sensor could be the release name for Project Soli, so if these two things are indeed … Read the rest

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