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Pixels with iris recognition: Google’s unfollowed tests

What you see here is a file Prototype Pixel 2 is really special, as it comes with Release system by recognizing the iris. So we have to step back in time for four to five years because in those times Google conducted experiments to verify the effectiveness of this specific security tool.

It’s certainly not surprising that a smartphone manufacturer is working on implementing a particular feature without following it: the example it illustrates internal archive On Twitter, it is nothing more than a unit under test that lacks many features among other things. There is actually an IR LED and a front camera with an IR filterThere is no 8-megapixel sensor for taking selfies.

Inside the Pixel 2 there is an app called Eris allowing you Recording the iris by placing the eyes inside two circles displayed on the screen. The experiment was not pursued, as we know, since on the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, the Soli radarthen abandoned in subsequent models even with the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, a facial recognition system appeared for the first time which, however, can only be used to unlock the smartphone and not to access applications protected by biometric authentication or to make payments.

If you have a Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro, you can use Face Unlock to unlock your phone.




Face Unlock cannot be used on the Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro to sign in to apps or make payments. For these tasks, you can use your fingerprint and/or PIN unlock, or use strong patterns or passwords.

Who used to recognize the iris in the past? Samsungwhich brought functionality – and related technology – to the Galaxy S8 in 2017. However, it was noted that the results weren’t quite satisfactory: With the Galaxy S9, Samsung chose a hybrid system that used side-by-side iris recognition.

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