Google Pixel 6 is already popping up online with leaks and rumors. It can arrive later this year and some of the features have surfaced online. Moreover, a report suggests it is experimenting with ultra-wideband or UWB connectivity for the device. However, this particular feature is right now available on Apple iPhone 12.
Furthermore, it is also present in the AirTags Bluetooth tracker. The benefit is that it makes a secure connection with a device quickly but only for close-range devices. Moreover, XDA Developer Mishaal Rahman on Twitter mentions the same feature on Google Pixel 6.
According to him, Google is working on bringing UWB support to an upcoming device that codenames as ‘Raven’. It can be one of the devices from the Google Pixel 6 family. Another handset rumored to launch alongside ‘Raven’ is ‘Oriole’. These two are also can run on Google’s rumored Whitechapel GS101 chipset.
Furthermore, 9to5Google suggests that the UWB hardware tech is being developed by Qorvo. Some hints on Google bringing UWB tech are dropping in open-source UWB code for Android 12.
The code determines how far two UWB devices are placed from each other and at what angle they are being brought together.
Apart from Google Pixel 6, Google’s Whitechapel SoC has been in rumors since last year. At the time, reports had said Whitechapel was a part of the company’s efforts to create its own SoC for Pixel smartphones and Chromebooks much like Apple’s chipsets used in iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers. Once, Google also hinted to co-develop the chipset with Samsung.
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