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Google Pixel Watch 3 may adopt UWB for more secure phone unlocking

According to 9to5Google, Google is preparing to launch the feature alongside the Google Pixel Watch 3, which in turn will offer UWB connectivity. This would allow faster and more secure phone unlocks without having to use your fingerprint reader or face unlock.

Hidden deep inside the Play Services app source code, is a reference to “UWB ranging” for Watch Unlock. However, the code also reveals that the feature may not work as intended in countries where UWB isn’t an officially certified connectivity protocol.

 

 

In any case, these two leaks are a strong indication that Google is working on a more advanced Watch Unlock method than initially thought and an UWB chip inside the Pixel Watch 3 will finally make it possible

 

Last year, we reported on an upcoming feature related to Android phone unlocking with your smartwatch. However, the so-called Watch Unlock is still just a rumor and now we may know why.

About APK Insight: In this “APK Insight” post, we’ve decompiled the latest version of an application that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we’re able to see various lines of code within that hint at possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ever ship these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be imperfect. We’ll try to enable those that are closer to being finished, however, to show you how they’ll look in the case that they do ship. With that in mind, read on.

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MD ISTEYAJ
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