Google is working on the addition of Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology to the Android hardware, which, according to a report by 9To5Google, could launch the new Pixel 6 range of smartphones with the same technology. The report is based on claims made by Mishaal Rahman of XDA Developers. He recently shared on Twitter that “Google is working to make a difference UWB Support for an upcoming device code-named “Raven”. The Raven device is supposed to be the code name of the next one Google Pixel Phone. According to the report, “Raven” and another device “Oriole” will be manufactured by Google phones this fall, both of which run on Google’s own Whitechapel GS101 chip. ”
The UWB technology is already in place Apple and Samsung’s flagship phones. It helps provide more accurate location tracking and communication, e.g. For example, you can connect to a smart speaker by bringing your phone nearby and detecting one AirTag fast etc. Samsung With its SmartTags and UWB technology, you can unlock your car using a Samsung flagship with the phone acting as a key. So far, no claim has been made as to which Google device will specifically receive it: the Pixel 6, Pixel 6XL, or any other Pixel phone.
Or is UWB technology being developed for a tracking device? Apple has already launched its AirTag, which is also compatible with Android. Google might try to build up the competition a bit with its own trackers. Nothing is known for sure yet. Whatever Google’s nebulous plans, it is sure to be about improving the tracking functionality of its devices, whichever it is.