The Google Pixel 6 could well mark a break in the history of the range. As we saw last month, some sources indeed expect this smartphone to be equipped with a chip designed by Google. The chip that would replace the traditional Snapdragon that was found onboard the brand’s devices.
But we should also expect a second surprise, this time relating to the connectivity of the phone. The leak was authored by Mishaal Rahman, editor-in-chief of the XDA Developers website, and was posted to his Twitter profile.
According to the tweet, Google is testing support for UWB technology on Android 12 on a device nicknamed Raven. As far as is known, this is the code name given to one of the models in the Pixel 6 line.
The information does not indicate which of the models in the Pixel 6 line are being tested for compatibility with UWB technology. Mishaal also does not comment on what uses the company is planning for this tool. But, the information is recent, so we may see more details soon.
UWB technology, which stands for ultrawide-band, is gaining market share in several devices. The iPhone 12 already has the feature that even allows you to connect your phone to the HomePod Mini only by approximation. Another Apple device that relies on UWB is the AirTags, which take advantage of the more precise location of this technology.
Samsung is also already using the technology in its flagship Galaxy S21, which could use UWB to open the user’s car door in the near future. In addition, another tool in which the company applies the technology is its SmartTags.
As the UWB offers a better connection for devices by approximation and a better location system, it is likely that Google is following the same path as the competitors. This could mean that the company is planning to launch its own Tag or integrate the Google Pixel 6 with more smart products.
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