Google Pixel 4 Series Won’t Sell India Because of Motion Sense
Google’s latest Pixel 4 series smartphone has added space control function. But according to NDTV report, due to the spectrum licensing problem of motion sensing radar technology used by this function, the Google Pixel 4 will be unable to list in India. This is quite disappointing for Google because India is one of the world’s largest smartphone markets.
The source also says that the problem is that Motion Sense (formerly known as Project Soli) works in the 60GHz band of the spectrum. So Google cannot get permission from the Indian government to use it in India. However, considering that Google plans to launch a model without Motion Sense in Japan, it is a bit strange not to sell the machine in India.
A Google spokesperson said in a statement to NDTV: ‘We decided not to make Pixel 4 available in India. Google has a wide range of products that we make available in different regions around the world. We determine availability based on a variety of factors, including local trends, and product features.’
Considering that India’s smartphone market is dominated by low-cost devices manufactured by Samsung, Xiaomi and VIVO, higher-priced flagship devices (such as Apple’s iPhone or Google’s Pixel) are often difficult to influence.
However, this is not the end for the Pixel smartphones in India. Google spokesperson added ‘we remain committed to our current Pixel phones and look forward to bringing future Pixel devices to India.’
The Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL were officially released. The 6+64GB variant is priced at $799, the 6 +128GB version costs $899, the Pixel 4 XL 6+64GB is priced at $899, and the 6 +128GB is priced at $999.