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Tech & Science Google's Live Caption tool rolls out to the Pixel 3 series

16:15  05 december  2019
16:15  05 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Google has rolled out Live Caption to the Pixel 3 and the 3 a like it promised back in October. The tech giant debuted the feature, which enables captions for all audio in real-time on your device, at I/O in May. It first landed on the Pixel 4, but now it' s also out for the phone' s older and more.

Google Live Captions provides real-time captioning for the audio and video played on your smartphone. Except for phone and video Live Caption is rolling out to # pixel 3 and 3 A 📱. Now, more users can caption anything, including videos, podcasts and audio messages without wifi or data.

a screen shot of a smart phone sitting on a table: Google's Pixel 3 smartphone now has access to the Live Caption transcription tool. © TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP Google's Pixel 3 smartphone now has access to the Live Caption transcription tool.

The Live Caption tool that was exclusive to Google's Pixel 4 series devices is now rolling out to the Pixel 3 and 3a.

Back in May during the company's annual I/O developer conference, Google announced Live Caption, a smartphone tool that transcribes audio into text in real time. When the technology first rolled out to the public in October, it was available only on Pixel 4 devices. On Wednesday, as the company had promised, the tool began rolling out to the Pixel 3 series, as well. 


Both the Pixel 3 and its budget variant the Pixel 3a will gain Live Caption over the upcoming weeks as it continues to roll out.

The tool can record any type of audio from any app -- it's not restricted to live speech -- and, because it's completely on the device, it can transcribe content into text without Wi-Fi or a data connection. Phone calls and video calls, however, cannot be transcribed.

As the transcriptions become more accurate as the technology evolves, it is expected to be an incredibly useful accessibility tool for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. 

Live Caption is expected to expand to other devices in 2020 and possibly even more languages.

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