Google presumably testing UWB tech on the Pixel 6
UWB is a wireless communication protocol that can be used to collect spatial and directional data. The tech can be used to determine location with high accuracy. It has been incorporated in recent Apple and Samsung flagship phones and has also been used for the AirTag and SmartTag.
Google is apparently testing support for UWB connectivity on a device codenamed “Raven,” which presumably belongs to the Pixel 6 range. It looks like the phone will feature Qorvo's UWB tech.
I've just been informed that Google is testing support for Android 12's Ultra-wideband (UWB) API on "raven", one of the code-names that could belong to the GS101-powered next-gen Pixels.— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) April 30, 2021
"Raven," which is seemingly the Pixel 6, will reportedly be accompanied by a device named "Oriole", which is believed to be the Pixel 6 XL. The duo will reportedly be powered by Google's in-house Whitechapel GS101 chipset. The SoC will apparently be manufactured by Samsung using the 5nm process technology. We may get to hear about it during the Google I/O conference.
This story is part of:Google Pixel 6 (8 updates)
5 May In-house Pixel 6 chipset increasingly likely as Google confirms existence of Whitechapel
30 April Google presumably testing UWB tech on the Pixel 6
2 April Google Pixel 6 will be powered by a custom chipset: report
10 March Code reveals centered selfie snapper and 4K selfie videos for 5G Pixel 6
20 February Android 12 Developer Preview hints that a 5G Pixel 6 XL is coming