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Google’s Pixel 4 Receives A New Feature For Heightened Security

07 April 2020

Google has introduced a new update for its Pixel 4 smartphone due to the major criticism the company received for the device’s outdated facial recognition system.

In October of 2019, when the smartphone was released by Google, Pixel 4 owners were left unimpressed by the fact that their phones could be accessed without their consent.

Given that Apple had gone a step further with its smartphone’s facial recognition features and installed one that required iphone owners’ eyes to be open for their device to then unlock, Google Pixel 4 owners were expecting the same feature when they purchased the smartphone. However, upon the release of the Google Pixel 4 the smartphone did not have the same feature.

Given that Apple had gone a step further with its smartphone’s facial recognition features and installed one that required iphone owners’ eyes to be open for their device to then unlock, Google Pixel 4 owners were expecting the same feature when they purchased the smartphone. However, upon the release of the Google Pixel 4 the smartphone did not have the same feature.

The cause for concern for Pixel 4 owners due to the lack of an open-eye detection feature came from people being able to access their phones whilst they were asleep and unaware, especially if they had sensitive information on their devices.

Thus, Google determined that it would update the smartphone and ensure that Pixel 4 owners would feel their phones were safe; which the company has now ensured.

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