The Google Pixel 4's face unlock isn't as secure as you'd hope

Ruben Fields
October 18, 2019

The company has had this technology for years (already used by many users via an accessibility service called Live Transcri), but it's now that Google decided to make use of it towards building a dedicated recorder app.

"We determine availability based on a variety of factors, including local trends, and product features". Google's latest Pixel phones, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, don't support the VR platform. Google Stadia, announced this Summer for a November 19 launch in 14 countries, is the company's upcoming cloud gaming service which promises latency-free gaming up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second through the desktop Google Chrome web browser, on smartphones, smart televisions and tablets, or through Chromecast. Continue reading to learn 5 Ways the iPhone 11 Pro Still Beats Google's New Pixel 4.

Google's Soli sensor uses the 60GHz mmWave frequency band, and Google was unable to get approval from Indian authorities to use the frequency band, meaning it's legally not allowed to sell any product that uses the frequency band.

Well, what's special about this recorder app, you ask?

Even if fingerprint unlocking were an alternative for the Pixel 4, it suffers from some vulnerabilities as well.

The Google Pixel 4 series is packed full of cool new features which are now available as exclusives on the flagships.

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As for the Google Pixel 4 XL 64GB phone, you can get it on a 24 or 36 month plan from $92 per month - $85 promo plan plus $7 a month for the phone. The Motion Sense feature can be used to change the song playing, or reject a phone call, among other functions.

The Pixel 4 was announced earlier this week, at an event in New York City.

"Looking at the phone can unlock it when you don't intend to", Google's notes point out.

According to Statista, the number of smartphone users in India is estimated to increase to about 442 million in 2022.

Anyone who snaps up a Pixel 4 handset will be among the first to try out the updated version of Google Assistant, and if Google's presentation is anything to go by, it should prove to be a great boost to productivity. That leaves the Daydream market empty (or should we say even emptier?).

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