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Google announced the new Live Caption feature that will be coming to select devices with Android 10. It detects speech in media (ex: A Video), and automatically generates captions, among other things. The screenshots from an unreleased APK obtained from a Pixel 4 XL reveal the setup as pretty easy. Currently, it only works with English but more languages are “coming soon”. The feature is found under Accessibility, although it can also be accessed through the Sound panel. One of the two available toggles in the Live Caption feature includes the ability to Mask Profanity which censors them with asterisks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6bocsWi9U8 The XDA-Developer article included screenshots from YouTube, Google Photos, Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix. With so many other media apps out there, it will be interesting to see the unique feature at work (Spotify please?). Live Caption is said to be done offline and no audio is stored. It…

HMD Global has one of most respected brands when it comes to timely and regular software updates to its devices. In fact, its entire portfolio of compatible devices are running Pie. The brand has recently released its Android 10 roadmap, revealing which devices are scheduled to receive the update first. and so-on. According to the roadmap, the Nokia 7.1, Nokia 8.1, and Nokia 9 PureView will get the update first in Q4 of 2019. Next would be the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and the Nokia 7 Plus. The Nokia 2.2, Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 4.2 will get it in Q1 of 2020, along with the Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 5.1 Plus, and Nokia 8 Sirocco. The Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1, and Nokia 1 will then receive the update in Q2 of 2020. What’s surprising about this roadmap is that they actually bothered to update…

Google has officially released Android 10 to all the Pixel devices. It includes all Pixel phones, namely Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL. This includes September security patches. It’s a pleasant surprise to see that even the very first Pixel devices are included in the Android 10 rollout, though it may take a while for the company to roll it out for other Android phones. Like Google announced, Android 10 is the first Android release that will not carry a dessert name. Some features that Android 10 will bring include the highly request Dark Theme, a new gesture navigation system that gets rid of the navigation bar entirely, Smart Reply that will suggest actions and replies in messaging apps, and Live Caption. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL-8Xfx6S5o Privacy options have also been improved with a new setting that lets you share…

Google is breaking off from its dessert-themed naming convention for the next version of Android, and have just decided to simply call it, Android 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2w7RKAlKTs The reason behind is quite simple, for better familiarity. There’ll also be changes to the Android logo and Mascot, which will now be a Bluish-green colored robot, not just for aesthetics, but also a measure to improve accessibility for those with color-blindness. A set of other colors will be used for packaging and digital assets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2UDgpLz20M The Android logo will also undergo some changes, such as using different font for the text, and the robot’s head being part of the logo itself (no longer a full-body robot). We can expect to see these changes when Android 10 comes out, which is expected to be later this year. Sources 1, 2, 3