Google Pixel 5 needs the Pixel 4’s most maligned feature, because of Covid-19

One of the Google Pixel 4‘s most unpopular features – other than its lacking battery life – was Motion Sense, which was supposed to let you use various features of the phone by using gestures instead of touching the device. Despite this feature being limited, and most finding it didn’t work as advertised anyway, in 2020 there’s a big reason it should return in the Google Pixel 5: Covid-19.

Motion Sense was a feature, facilitated by the Soli chip in the Pixel 4 phones, which should have made accessing your phone without touching it easy. You could swipe through the air above the phone while playing music to skip songs, see your notifications just by moving your hand near the phone, and even wave to little Pokémon on your home screen.

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