It seems that Ultra-Wideband or UWB is a new FAD on the mobile market and IOT today. Wireless communication technology is being used in smart home devices and smart trackers because of their ability to find out the location of the device and even orientation. Apple and Samsung are the first to use this technology for use on their latest phones but it seems that Google might follow the settings as early as Pixel 6 later this year.
Google is not right to quickly jump on new trends. Some might even say it needs to be too long to implement common features. That said, sometimes trying to make a new trend, such as the Soli Soli text project Fated-Fated, One-time on Pixel 4.
According to Mishaal Rahman Xda, Google might apply support for UWB on Android 12. It itself is a good thing because it makes the UWB API standards throughout the platform, allowing each and all smartphone makers to support technology. However, where he tested the feature, maybe even more interesting.
Tip says that it is being tested on “Raven”, which is not just the name of the code for future pixel phones. In particular, it is used to identify pixel telephones running on Google Chipechapel Arm Chip, A.K.A. GS101 or Google Silicon. In other words, UWB’s support can be debuted on the 6th pixel this year, which is believed to be the first to use the custom processor.
That said, this was the first time we heard about this feature, so there was no guarantee on the release timeline. It will also be interesting to see where Google plans to use UWB, because it does not yet have smart speakers or smart trackers that utilize technology. Then again, Google did suggest having a new nest product to be announced on I / O 2021 this month and it might be part of what was revealed.