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    A woman holds tthe Google Pixel 4 phone during a Google product launch event called 'Made by Google 19' in New York City on October 15, 2019

    Twitter Users Troll Google for Not Launching New Pixel 4 Smartphones in India

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): India has the largest number of tech-savvy millennials in the world, and many of them did not take kindly to Google’s decision to not launch the Pixel 4 smartphones in India.

    Google officially announced the news on its Twitter account late Wednesday, and many users took to the micro-blogging platform to troll the Silicon Valley-based tech mammoth for allegedly fearing competition from OnePlus and Apple.

    ​But some thanked the search-engine giant for saving their money by not launching the expensive “Pixel 4” device, which costs $799 in India, after Apple’s recently launched iPhone 11.

    ​To facilitate hand-gesture controls, the new Pixel 4 smartphone uses “soli radar chips” that allows users to operate some features of the device without having to physically touch it.

    The “soli chips” use a 60 GHz frequency band that is allowed for public or commercial use in India which is why “Pixel 4” is not being launched in the country.

    Pixel loyalists, upset with the news blamed the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for delaying the unlocking of the 60GHz frequency for civilian use.

    The 60GHz band use is only permitted for military or government projects.

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