Google is experimenting with adding ultra wideband (UWB) connectivity into Android hardware, likely for the Pixel 6 family of phones.
Over the years, UWB has become the latest popular feature for smartphones and smart home devices. In the Apple ecosystem, the iPhone 12 series uses UWB to do neat things like connecting to a HomePod Mini, just bring your phone closer or precisely search for AirTag.Samsung also uses UWB for SmartTags, as well as allowing its phones You act as a car key for supported vehicles.
With its popularity, it’s only a matter of time before UWB is available on all flagship smartphones, for this reason, XDA̵7;s Mishaal Rahman shared on Twitter that Google is working to provide UWB support to devices that The upcoming, codenamed “Raven” is believed to be part of the Pixel 6 family of phones. “Raven” and another “Oriole” device are slated to be Made by Google phones this fall, both of which work. On Google’s own Whitechapel GS101 chip.
Depending on the document viewed by 9to5GoogleWe can confirm that Google is working with UWB hardware developed by Qorvo.There is no clear information on how the Pixel 6 family is presumably using UWB connectivity as there is no current Nest hardware offering such technology.
The only clue we have right now is in the open source UWB code for Android 12.Essentially, this code involves determining how far apart the two UWB devices are from each other and at what angles the two will be brought together. For now, these UWB features are only available for system apps, making them unavailable to other Android developers.
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