No Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL for India

The good news is that Google is aware of the issue and has even acknowledged it.

The company said that the feature couldn't be fooled by masks, and people could use a PIN code to unlock their Pixel 4 instead of face unlock.

That's all fine and dandy, until reports surfaced that you can actually perform the same unlock even if your eyes are closed - which shouldn't be happening.

I like face unlock, and I've used it on my last few phones - but those phones as well as the review device in my pocket today (which isn't a Pixel phone) don't unlock without checking that the user's eyes are open.

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However, the big news here is Google's claim that the facial recognition tech on the Pixel 4 is the fastest in the industry.

A Pixel 4 business released yesterday, giving us a not too bad take a gander at Google's new Pixel line during the current year. So that means if you've added a work or secondary account to the phone, and that account is set up through G Suite for things like Gmail, then you won't be able to use the new Assistant until those accounts are removed. And the phone could be unlocked against the will of the owner if someone puts it up to his face with his eyes open.

The most highlighted part of the Pixel 4 series is the dual-camera setup at the back. The easiest example is pointing a phone at a sleeping person to unlock it.

Head over to the official spec sheet for the Pixel 4, and you'll find buried in the fine print Google's admission that its latest flagships do not support dual-band (or dual-frequency) Global Positioning System at launch. Further, there is a top bezel on the front that houses the Soli radar chip, the speaker, a single front shooter, and the suite of sensors for face unlock. The company hasn't made an official explanation yet just these words: We will continue to improve Face Unlock over time. Along with the phone, the customer gets a free three months subscription of Google One. That's different from Apple Inc.'s "Face ID" system, which does require one's eyes to be open.

  • Delia Davidson