Priya SinghOct 16, 2019 11:16:08 IST
Google launched several products yesterday (15 October) that included Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel buds, Nest Wi-Fi router and PixelBook Go. The highlight of the event were, of course, the smartphones — Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL — which are the first to use soli radar chips. This chip will not only make the face unlock process faster but will also let you perform tasks on the phone by hand gestures — play music, games and so on.
But the sad thing is that Soli chip is the very reason that the Pixel 4 won't be launching in India, Google confirmed the same. The reason is that the chip uses a 60 GHz frequency band that isn't allowed for public or commercial use in India.
As usual, people turned to Twitter to vent out their feelings about the Pixel 4, and the tweets make it clear that people aren't too happy about it.
— Prem Banerjee (@merpbanerjee) October 16, 2019
Google didn't get the permission in India to use the frequency band for their motion sensing chip. Meanwhile apple is focusing more on their $399 phones. #Pixel4 #googleevent #Apple pic.twitter.com/5wNIW0qlY6
— Kabir (@kabirtoberoi) October 15, 2019
— Sasikanth (@its_sasikanth) October 15, 2019
Google : We decided not to make Pixel 4 available in India
— Common Man (@freaky_guy55) October 15, 2019
— Arjun Purohit (@ajupurohit) October 15, 2019
Disappointed by today's #madebygoogle event
First reason is #pixel4 won't be launched in India 🇮🇳.
So don't want to dig what is missing when comparing with other flagships.
Because the first reason is the foremost one and that's all@madebygoogle bye bye 👋
— ﾌﾑᐯ乇乇ｲん (@ijaveeth) October 15, 2019
— Abhishek Baxi (@baxiabhishek) October 15, 2019
— Gurushankar (@gurushankarp) October 15, 2019
— Bahadur 2.0 (@my2bit) October 16, 2019
We have also reached out to telecos in India to know more about this matter and what it means for Google in the Indian markets. We will keep you updated!