iPhones have gotten better at it, mainly faster. There's also an official workaround for mask use that will unlock the phone if you're wearing your Apple Watch. The iPhone remains the gold standard for face unlocking, like it or not — a lot of the other solutions are either insecure (virtually anything that doesn't use a depth sensor or iris scanner), quirky (see the iris scanner) or basically the same.I've been seeing the face unlock stuff a lot over the last few days. I can't tell if that's just wishful thinking or not. Especially with the fingerprint scanner being a bugaboo for a lot of folks. Plus, my only experiences with that tech have been less than impressive, too. No clue if the iPhones are good at it now, but they weren't initially. Samsung phones definitely still struggle with it. I'm all for adding it, but it better work if they bother.
I'm not sure Google could add a genuinely good face unlock implementation after the fact. Unless Google's AI is just that good at looking for authentic details, there are no companion sensors to make sure the authenticator is a real person. Something that could be fooled by a photo or video isn't really secure.