Google could finally launch new features on Android when it takes to the stage in New York City later this month for a scheduled hardware event.
Though Android 10 is already available for Google’s Pixel series of smartphones, OnePlus’ 7 series and a small number of other handsets, it’s missing one key feature.
A part of Google’s recent launches, when it formally unveiled Android 10 at its I/O developer conference back in May, Google showed off a nifty new for the operating system called Live Caption.
Here’s everything about the new Google apps for Android that could be coming from the American tech giant very soon.
It doesn’t have to be shiny to be new
As the name suggests, Live Caption automatically displays subtitles for any media that is being consumed on a device.
Not only is it a great feature for those that are deaf or hard of hearing, but it’s also incredibly convenient for those, unfortunately, instances you’ve forgotten to bring your headphones on a commute or long journey.
Explaining the feature, Google stated that Live Caption automatically captions media playing on users’ devices, from videos to podcasts and audio messages, across any app.
Don’t fret, Google’s here
Even more, interestingly, Live Caption automatically captions videos, podcasts, and audio messages — even stuff you record yourself. Without ever needing wifi or cell phone data.
As noted by Google, the Live Caption feature is performed on the phone itself, meaning you don’t even need an internet connection to use it. In terms of release date, the American tech giant had initially declared Live Caption would arrive for Pixel device “this fall”. However, no precise timing was provided.
However, it seems Google could be gearing up to launch the feature on its newest flagship smartphone, the Pixel 4.