Android 10’s awesome live captioning feature will likely launch on the Pixel 4
During Google I / O in May, Google showed off an awesome new accessibility feature coming to Android 10: Live Caption, which can automatically transcribe spoken audio from videos or audio playback on your phone. My colleague Dieter Bohn spent some time with Live Caption when it was announced and found it to be one of the coolest features coming to Android 10. It’s not just about accessibility, either. ; Think about times when you wanted to know what was being said in a video but didn’t have headphones nearby. Now you can do this without annoying anyone with the speakerphone because Live Caption works even if the volume is turned down completely.
However, Live Caption wasn’t ready in time for Android 10’s release (although it was announced on Google’s Android 10 website) – but new evidence suggests it could debut on the Pixel. 4 next month.
XDA Developers was able to install Live Caption on a Pixel 2 XL using APKs that apparently were removed from a Pixel 4 device. And it seems to work as Google promised. In his tests, XDA Developers Successfully tested Live Caption with Amazon Prime Video, Google Photos, Google Podcasts, Netflix, and YouTube. The screenshots seem to show that you’ll be able to quickly enable live captions from the volume panel (if you enable this shortcut in the settings menu), and there’s also a toggle for ” hide profanity “if you want to replace most letters in inappropriate words with asterisks.
The fact that XDA Developers making it work on a Pixel 2 XL suggests that the feature should technically be able to support phones other than the Pixel 4. But if I had to guess, Google could roll out the feature to its latest phones first. headlights bring it to other Pixel and Android devices. It has a proven track record in this area with great features; Last year, Call Screen first launched on the Pixel 3 before expanding to other products.
Google is hosting a hardware event on October 15, where the company is expected to announce the Pixel 4 (among other new devices) after weeks of extensive leaks. We may see more Live Caption and other demos.