Published: Wed, October 17, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Google Pixel apps to have external microphones support

Google Pixel apps to have external microphones support

Google's new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones won't be released before October 18, but they've been available for pre-order since last week. However, the Pixel Buds themselves didn't get great reviews. To translate language which you do not understand, you will need to download the Google Translate app in your device.

Although some reviews claim that the real-time translation feature is fantastic, like the underlying technology Google Translate, the feature has a lot to be desired when translating some languages, such as Thai, which is "officially supported" by the technology. This is only available on Android devices and it also requires an Assistant-optimised Android device and data connection as well. This includes Arabic, Bengali, Tamil, Hindi, Mandarian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Thai among others. So if you do own any of the Assistant-powered headphones, the only thing you can do is actually give it a shot and see if the feature works for you.

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The lack of support for external microphones by the default camera app is a notable omission, in part because there are third-party apps that do support them. If you own a set of those headphones, real-time translation should already be up and running for you.

From a somewhat more obvious standpoint, the older Pixels are also barred from using the Pixel Stand, or assuming the unique UI that is associated with the new Google charging station. This means Pixel users will be able to use USB-C and external plug-in mics when shooting video on their phones. Also, if you want to translate text offline, you have an option to download a language pack to carry out the same.

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