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Technology Google's Live Caption tool rolls out to the Pixel 3 series

16:00  05 december  2019
16:00  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 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

Google ' s Live Captions feature, which was announced in May and available only for the fourth-gen Pixels , is now rolling out to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 A. As the name suggests, the Live Captions feature provides real-time captioning for the audio and video played on your device - except phone

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

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.

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.

Live Caption is rolling out to

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Google confirms Live Caption is now on Pixel 3 a and Pixel 3 a XL. Update, December 4, 2019 (6:30AM ET): The Pixel 3 a series previously gained the Pixel 4’ s astrophotography mode last month, but one Live Caption is rolling out to # pixel 3 and 3 A 📱. Now, more users can caption anything

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.

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and 3A . Now, more users can caption anything, including videos, podcasts and audio messages without wifi or data.

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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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