Google Pixel 6 comes with ultra-wideband support for finding things
According to the latest reports, Google is planning to add ultra-wideband support to its upcoming smartphones. A new report says the feature is likely to debut on the Google Pixel 6 series. Note that Samsung, Apple, and several other companies are already using ultra-wideband to pinpoint the location of devices.
Apparently, support for ultra-wideband communication will soon appear in most flagship smartphones. As for Google, ultra-wideband will be available in the company’s upcoming smartphone, codenamed Raven. It is reported that the equipment for the implementation of this function will be supplied to the search giant by the company Qorvo. It is not yet clear how Google will use ultra-wideband in smartphones; however, it can be assumed that the company will release a tracker for finding things like OPPO, Samsung, and Apple.
Information from the Android 12 source code suggests that ultra-wideband in the new Pixels can be used to determine the exact distance between two devices and their location in space. At least for the first time, ultra-wideband will only be able to be used by standard Android applications, and third-party developers will not be able to use it in their software.
Google is expected to introduce two smartphones before the end of this year. In addition to the device codenamed Raven, the more accessible Oriole will be launched. According to reports, they will be based on the proprietary Google Whitechapel GS101 chipset, developed in conjunction with Samsung.