Google Rolls Out Pixel 4 Phone, Pixelbook, Nest WiFi and Pixel Buds

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Earlier this week in New York City, Google has announced A new flagship smartphone, a slick refresh of Pixelbook Go, some home gadget improvements and a revamp of its wireless earbuds.

The new smartphones, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, base priced at US$799 and $899 respectively, will have wider distribution, as they’ll be available from all major U.S. carriers from the first day they hit the retail market.

One innovative feature about the new smartphones would be the radar chip for sensing motion.

The technology speeds up functions like face unlock and enables a number of gesture commands for things like swiping screens and silencing ringing phones.

According to Frank E. Gillett, principal analyst at Forrester Research, “In the short run, gesturing is a gimmick, because it doesn’t make a lot of sense on a smartphone where most of the time it’s in your hand and easy to touch.”

“However, by putting it in a device hundreds of thousands of people will use, they can begin training us that gesture is a possibility for controlling things,” he told TechNewsWorld.

For futuristic companies like Google who are looking at introducing Nest Devices with smart displays, having gesture control for those devices will make total sense.

What does gesture control really do?

You might be in the kitchen and your hands may be messy with food or in the workshop where they’re covered with dirt, with gesture control, you can get your phone to perform some tasks with smart display.

The future that’s coming especially for Mobile is great

But the gesture control isn’t all that is in the new smartphone, there is a beefed-up security and privacy setting, the camera also received a tremendous revamp.

 

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