Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

Google: Pixel 4/4 XL will not be available in India

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Google launched the Google Pixel 4/4 XL at a press conference this week. The most noteworthy thing about this series is Google’s Soli Motion Sense gestures. The user does not need to physically touch the device screen to perform a gesture operation in front of the screen, and the gesture is captured by the sensor and executed on the mobile phone according to the corresponding operation.

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This screenshot of the page was captured by Android Police while it was up.

In most countries and regions around the world, the 60 GHz frequency can be used by civilians. In fact, this is not much different from the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi we use. In India, this frequency has always been controlled by the Indian military to prohibit people and commercial companies from using it. Therefore, using this frequency on mobile phones is against Indian law. In the early years, the Indian telecommunications regulator had recommended that the Indian government adjust this frequency policy, but until now it still needs special permission to use.

Here’s an official statement by a Google India spokesperson:

“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. We decided not to make Pixel 4 available in India. We remain committed to our current Pixel phones and look forward to bringing future Pixel devices to India.”

SourceIndia Today