Google's radar gesture control developed under the project name Soli for the Pixel 4 will also be usable in Germany, as can be seen from an APK file assigned to the function. Controlling media through Project Soli will play a big role, with 23 apps designed to support gesture control.
Developed by Google's Advanced Technology and Projects team (ATAP), Project Soli, which is marketed as a “Motion Sense” in Pixel 4, is the miniature version of a radar above the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL displays. Motion Sense is designed to switch between songs, snooze the alarm, or mute calls without touching the screen of the smartphone.
Whether Motion Sense due to the radar will be available in all countries, was previously unknown. From one of XDA-Developers However, Motion Sense's analyzed APK file now reveals that Motion Sense should work in 53 countries. These include Germany, Austria and Switzerland among others.
Motion Sense has three main functions
The scope of Motion Sense also includes new information, which can be divided into three categories. First of all, the technology can be used to get information on the screen without having to touch it. The second point concerns Media Control, which already has a list of supported apps. In addition, Motion Sense can be used to mute calls and alarms.
For information such as time, notifications and other status messages, the Pixel 4 only has to stretch its hand in the direction of the smartphone, which then activates the display for the corresponding information. To move to the next or previous song, swipe gestures are provided over the device. XDA-Developers was able to locate 23 apps that support Motion Sense, including Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play Music, Spotify, Tidal and YouTube Music. When a call comes in or when the alarm rings, Motion Sense can be used to mute it, but the gesture is unknown.
Pixel 4 will arrive on October 15th
On October 15, Google will present in New York City the often pre-leaked smartphones Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. New smart home devices are also expected to make the Made-by-Google event. Google will broadcast the event in livestream.