With every new year comes many things – including all the latest phone and software updates. While many of us have been waiting to hear about the latest Google upgrade, it seems as though there could be some significant news on the way.
A New Launch
Android is an operating system that many of us have used over the years, and it seems as though some Google mobile users could soon be in for a treat. The Android Q looks as though it could be with us as early as August, but some XDA Developers have been given early access to the software so far. Now, it seems as though they have discovered a code that could be about to see the phones catch up to one of their main rivals: Apple.
Finding The Code
The developers discovered a code that suggested the new update could feature facial recognition. Some of the latest Apple phones have been using the software for the last few months as users can unlock their phones with just their faces, as well as use other playful features within their phones. While Apple’s phones use multiple sensors to make their software work, could Google be providing the function in an update alone?
An Interesting Message
There was another piece of code that means there could be another feature to add to the list of new ones with Android Q: one that allows users to unlock their phone to sign into apps and even make purchases. If this is the case, then it seems as though we really will need just our phones to survive after all. When digging deeper, the developers also found a code that could disable all the new facial recognition features of the upgrade.
Who Gets It?
Unfortunately, it seems as though not all Google users will be able to take advantage of these new features. While the XDA Developers couldn’t confirm which models would be compatible, it seems as though the Google Pixel 3 XL didn’t want to play ball. It appears that some phones lack the hardware needed to make the facial recognition features come to life.
Google phone users could be in for a whole new treat if the rumors are to be believed. It seems as though we somehow transported into the 22nd century after all.