Google has introduced new Lite pages for its web browser Chrome that would load pages faster and work better with Android’s data saver feature.
“To show users when a page has been optimised, Chrome now shows in the URL bar that a Lite version of the page is being displayed,” the company wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.
Chrome automatically disables Lite pages on a per-site or per-user basis when it detects that users frequently opt to load the original page.
“We use built-in optimisations and Google servers to improve page loading. These optimisations are only applied when the network’s effective connection type is ‘2G’ or ‘slow-2G’ or when Chrome estimates the page load will take more than five seconds,” the post said.
Google has recently launched its latest Google Pixel 4 series smartphones with face unlock for biometric authentication in New York. But this feature comes with a major flaw, as it could unlock the phone even if users were not looking at it.
According to BBC reporter Chris Fox, the face unlock mechanism works even when the device owner has his eyes shut. He tried this with different users and the same thing happened.
“The Pixel 4 facial recognition works even if you’re asleep/dead. That seems problematic #madebygoogle #pixel4,” Chris tweeted along with a video.
The US based search engine giant was so sure about its Face Unlock’s security that the company had removed all the fingerprint sensors from the Pixel 4 handsets.
Google seems to be aware of the problem, stating on a Pixel 4 help page that: “Your phone can also be unlocked by someone else if it’s held up to your face, even if your eyes are closed. Keep your phone in a safe place, like your front pocket or handbag.”
Google claims that the Pixel 4 Face Unlock meets the security requirements as a strong biometric and it is one of the most secure face unlock solutions.
The Google Pixel 4 comes with a starting price tag of $799 and Pixel 4 XL for $899. The phones will ship globally from October 24.