Google is working feverishly behind the scenes on a face unlock via software for its own Pixel devices. This is also shown by Android 13. As soon as the Android 13 beta was released last Tuesday evening, the first colleagues have already been able to report a few interesting finds. This includes the virtually finished setup screen for Face-Unlock, which was originally planned for the Pixel 6 Pro.
Interestingly, the setup screen could not only be activated on the current flagship. It has also succeeded people with older devices like the Pixel 5. Whether this allows any conclusions, however, I would still doubt at this point. The only thing that is clear at the moment is that Google had planned a new face unlock via software for the Pixel 6 Pro alone.
Face unlock setting in the Android 13 Beta 1 on the Pixel 6 Pro 👀 pic.twitter.com/aZr6L2x9nh
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Face unlock for Google Pixel: Feature is eagerly awaited
The latest leak, based on the information of the last few days, Face-Unlock seems to be an integral part of the upcoming Android versions. It is just not yet clear whether already with the Pixel Feature Drop in June for Android 12 or only from autumn with Android 13.
Face unlock from other official graphics that Google once showed:
Face unlock already existed in the Android operating system in Nexus times but was then thrown out at some point in the course of time without replacement. Currently, the feature is only available in the Pixel 4, which in turn has additional sensors around the front camera. The very latest version again regulates everything solely via the “stupid” front camera and therefore requires really strong software for the highest level of security.