Published: Sat, December 07, 2019
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Google rolls out live captions on to Pixel 3 and Pixel 3A

Google rolls out live captions on to Pixel 3 and Pixel 3A

Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4 users can grab the Google Recorder app from its Google Play store page, while everyone else can sideload the latest version by downloading the installation file from APK Mirror.

Google released an update for the Recorder app earlier today.

The new update also added gesture navigation support on third-party launchers. This processing is done by the device itself, which is why it works offline too.

The transcription isn't ideal: Recorder doesn't distinguish between different speakers, and it has a bit of a problem detecting when one sentence ends and another begins.


Google has rolled out Live Caption to the Pixel 3 and the 3a like it promised back in October. The Recorder app makes use of the facility of synthetic intelligence to robotically transcribe the customers' audio recordings and it additionally lets its customers seek for particular components of a clip. I'm not quite sure if updating to the December patch is critical for the app to work, but I'd suggest you update your phone anyway because the patch does introduce a few interesting additions. So having a Google-powered app that is free is a plus point for the Recorder app.

At launch, the Pixel 4's gorgeously smooth 90Hz display, improved camera system and nifty array of software tricks were arguably enough to tempt Android enthusiasts into upgrading from their Pixel 2, or even Pixel 3.

To download the app, simply head on over to its Play Store listing if you have a compatible device. The Titan M chip that is found in new Pixel devices is an enterprise-grade security chip custom built for Google's smartphones to secure most sensitive on-device data and operating system.

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