Update, September 30, 2019 ( 23:15 IST ): Back in the days, we mentioned that the Pixel 4 Motion Sense will work in 38 Countries. However, with new evidence from XDA, there are more countries in Google’s Database, which can use Motion Sense. The List is as follows:
- French Guinea
- French Indian Ocean Territories
- French Polynesia
- New Caledonia
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Saint Barthélemy
- Saint Martin
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- United Arab Emirates
- Wallis and Futuna
Original Post: If you own a Pixel 4, but you aren’t a citizen of the below mentioned 38 countries, you will not be able to Motion Sense. The Motion Sense is the latest feature on Pixel 4, which requires special permission from the Government of a country.
This technology under the Project Soli uses radar technology to detect the hand gestures of the user. And where radar is, it requires government permission for operation. However, only 38 of the 192 countries has allowed Google to activate this feature in their country.
Countries which can use Pixel 4’s Motion Sense
The list of the 38 countries are as follows:
- American Samoa
- Puerto Rico
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Virgin Islands, U.S.
However, there is a special exclusion of a country: Japan. I don’t really understand, why. Maybe there is some reason for the government, I don’t know. But this is what it is.
You have only 38 countries to use the Radar Technology on your smartphone, and rest of the market, even if having feature are not going to be used at all.
Although, in the coming days, it may get activated, as of now, it isn’t going to be.
Given the source, it’s Best Buy, as they have mentioned about the countries which are going to get this feature. However, some of the top countries, which uses Google products extensively, for eg, India, Australia, New Zealand, aren’t getting this feature as well. Maybe, as of now, but in the coming days, they might get the feature in a software update. Who knows?