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Carla Harmon
May 9, 2019

Google also says that it has enhanced the UI with colorful accents and new fonts which help improve visibility.

One of the features that Google spent a lot of time on during the keynote presentation at Google I/O was Live Caption.

Google announced new lower-priced smartphones in a bid to push its consumer hardware business, after sales of its existing Pixel line nosedived in the first quarter.


Google further stated that its latest feature is now rolling out to Pixel Phones, and it is likely that the search giant will deploy its most recent feature in stages. It works with videos, podcasts, and audio messages include media that you record yourself. It was also able to fit the recurrent neural network used to perform the captioning in just 80MB, said Cuthbertson. You can download the beta on 21 devices today and for a list of all updates coming to Q, check out the full review over at CNET. You will simply have to tap your profile icon and will then be presented with the new incognito option.

Android Q will be introducing Focus Mode, which is meant to help you focus on tasks without distraction.

While I/O saw announcements about some exciting new features to the Google Assistant, this year saw each one of them looping back to state with clarity that the user's privacy is a priority. It will also add an augmented reality feature where users can see a 3D model of what they search. Besides the Pixel phones that are compatible with these Android Q beta updates by default, two other brands announced recently that they have made a decision to add their phones to the Android Q beta program.


Google has officially confirmed two of the worst kept secrets in the history of smartphones, the Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL - mid-range versions of the company's flagship phones that are "designed to deliver premium features at a price people will love".

Jan Vermeulen is a guest of Google at I/O 2019 in Mountain View.


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