Google Reportedly Rolls Back Gboard’s Enhanced Voice Typing for Some Pixel 5 and Pixel 4 Users

Google is reportedly pulling back the “enhanced voice typing” feature from the Gboard app for some Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4 smartphone users. The new feature on the Gboard app allowed Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 users to dictate text and use other voice commands with Google Assistant for an enhanced typing experience. The Gboard feature that was first spotted back in August this year was rolling out to select users earlier this week. As Google is rolling back the enhanced voice typing upgrade, some Pixel 5 and Pixel…

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Gboard for Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4 Models Gets ‘Enhanced Voice Typing,’ Here’s How it Works

The Gboard application for Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4 models is getting a new update that brings “enhanced voice typing” experience. According to 9to5Google, the rollout of the update appears to be in a staggered manner, and more users are expected to receive the feature in the coming days. The report adds that the enhanced voice typing appears to be under development as some features do not fully work. In case the enhanced voice typing feature is available, Pixel 5 and Pixel 4 (including Pixel 4a) users will see…

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Google Pixel Phones, Nest Devices & Pixelbooks Have More Recycled Materials Than Ever Before

Google last year had announced that the company by 2022 would use recycled materials to manufacture 100 percent Made by Google products that include Pixel phones, Nest devices, Pixelbooks, and more. The tech giant on Monday claimed that it hit its 2022 goal early as all the new Pixel and Nest products are currently designed with recycled materials. Google is also committing to completely ditch plastic in its hardware packaging by 2025 in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint and tackle climate change across the world. Although the tech…

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Google Says Beauty Filters Are Bad For Your Mental Health & That Is Why Pixel Phones Won’t Have Them

Smartphones have been beautifying our selfies for a while now. After all, everyone wants to look good on social media. The Instagram uploads must be pristine. And if you have used a phone from one of the Chinese smartphone makers in particular, you just could not have missed all the beautification filters and tools available for your selfies and photos. Google, however, has a different take on it. It turns out, beautification of images can negatively impact mental wellbeing, particularly if you are looking at a photo and aren’t aware…

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Vivo V20 Series Will be the First Out-of-the-Box Android 11 Smartphone, Not Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G

Vivo V20 is reported to launch in India on October 12 The Vivo V20 is reported to launch in India on October 12. News18.com Last Updated: October 1, 2020, 3:24 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: Google launched its new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones during an online event last night. Now, one would naturally expect the new Pixel smartphones to be the first to come with Android 11 out-of-the-box. But that is not the case this time around. The Vivo V20 series of…

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Google Photos Editor Gets Revamped Layout, New AI-Enabled Editing Features

New Google Photos editor layout. (Image Credit: Google) Google Photos editor comes with a new “Suggestions” tab, which uses AI to suggest edits for photos. Google will enhance the feature in the coming months. News18.com Last Updated: October 1, 2020, 12:36 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: Google launched its new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones, along with a new Chromecast and Google Nest smart speaker at an online event on September 30. Along with its new hardware, Google also announced a few software…

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Google’s Introduces New Feature That Will Hold Customer Care Calls for You

Image for representation. Google’s new Hold for Me feature will use Google’s Duplex Technology to recognise hold music and understand the difference between a recorded message and a human. News18.com Last Updated: October 1, 2020, 11:46 AM IST FOLLOW US ON: Ever stayed on hold for too long while trying to reach customer care? We’ve all been there. The ‘call hold’ is arguably the most dreaded thing about contacting any toll-free customer support number. At times, people stay on hold for hours and still not…

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Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G Launched in 9 Lucky Countries: Full Specifications, Features

Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G have been launched earlier today, and while this launch event was a hotly anticipated one until 2018, last year’s presence of the Soli radar chip on the Pixel 4 changed it all for India. As a result, we in India will have to remain content with the Pixel 4a, which is set to start selling via Flipkart in the coming days. Meanwhile, customers in nine 5G-ready markets will be privy to the latest phones from Google, which incidentally have a number of intriguing…

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People Are Buying the New ‘Sabrina’ Chromecast Device Ahead of Launch in US: Report

Google Chromecast device is being sold by local retailers ahead of its launch. (Image Credit: Twitter/ @davezatz) Google will launch the new Chromecast device on September 30, along with the new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G devices. News18.com Last Updated: September 29, 2020, 6:33 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: Ahead of Google’s new Chromecast device launch, people in the US have been able to purchase the new Chromecast device from in-store retailers like Walmart and Home Depot. A report in The Verge also says…

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Google Accidentally Reveals Pixel 5 Design, Price in Japan: Report

With Google’s September 30 event just around the corner, the excitement around the giant’s upcoming Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones is also at its peak. Now, a new ‘slip-up’ from Google seems to have fueled that excitement further, as the company has accidentally revealed the Pixel 5 in all its glory on its official Twitter handle for Japan. Google tweeted a video teaser for the Pixel 5 by accident in Japan, which focused on the new design and 5G support of the new Pixel smartphone. The Pixel 5’s rumoured hole-punch design was revealed in…

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Pixel 5 Specifications Tipped Yet Again Revealing a Premium Mid-Range Smartphone

With just a week left before Google officially announces a new Pixel flagship smartphone for 2020, we pretty much know how this phone is going to shape up. The latest leaked information suggests that the Pixel 5 will indeed be a premium mid-range smartphone instead of rocking a top of the line hardware. According to German website WinFuture, the Pixel 5 is going to arrive with what seems to be a 6-inch display with a 1080p OLED panel and 90Hz refresh rate. The processor will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G, making…

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