Google shared a number of announcements at the I / O Developer Conference just last month, and some of the new features are already being launched. In its latest downside, the company is bringing things like Locked Folder in Photos and Night Sight videos to Pixel phones, as well as a handful of other updates.
In addition to being password protected, Locked Folder acts as a local area on your device for photos you do not want to automatically upload to your Photos account, where it can be viewed by, for example, a partner who has your login information. You can choose to save photos you take with the camera directly in the locked folder, or move photos you have already taken there. You will find the locked folder under the Tools section of the app. The videos and still images are not displayed on shared devices, memories or other apps on your device, and require the phone̵
Google also updated its Night Sight camera mode, which uses long exposures to take detailed photos in low light, and now supports videos … Kind of. The updated Night Sight now takes both a picture and a video when you press the shutter button, and the system stitches together the many pictures you take, as long as you let the camera go to create an animation.
In a GIF showing the function, an hour of four minutes appeared after the astrophotography mode was activated and the user pressed the shutter button. Google said that this feature is available now on Pixels 4 and later, so you can try it (try updating your apps if you do not see it yet).
Some other tools that roll out in this case include a Heads Up feature in Digital Wellbeing that will remind you to look up from the screen when the phone detects you walking. You can also answer or reject calls on your phone by saying “Hello Google, answer [or reject] call]. ”
The GBoard clipboard also becomes more context-aware, so when you copy a piece of text that contains phone numbers, email addresses or URLs, it will also remove them and offer them as suggestions for gluing. When you send them in, say a message to a friend. Clicking on them launches the relevant app quickly, such as Maps to navigate to the address or Gmail for email.
Finally, this feature expands some existing features to more parts of the world. Car accident detection comes to Spain, Ireland and Singapore as well as the US, UK and Australia where it is already available. Call Screen is now supported in Japan, while the transcription app Recorder now recognizes more of what Google calls “English dialects, including Singaporean, Australian, Irish and British English.” It’s hard for me to think of British English as a dialect, and as a speaker for Singlish I guess that’s what “Singaporean” refers to. But if Recorder starts recognizing “las” “lors” and “lehs” and transcribing them accurately, it can make the app much more cohesive for Singapore users.
The company also added new Pride wallpapers, ringtones and alerts associated with LGBTQ memory this month. All of the features mentioned today should be available now or very soon, and if you do not see them, you may want to try updating your apps.
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