Android’s screenshot UI on Pixel phones currently shows a Google Lens translate shortcut

Google Lens has been flawlessly coordinated into Google’s Android and numerous other cell phones since it was first presented in 2017. Also, maybe one of the most helpful capabilities of it is the ability to translate text off pictures and screenshots.

While the Google Translate application has offered this feature for a long time, Google Lens adds that ability to your camera application and makes the feature available from any part of the UI. In any case, it doesn’t simply permit you to translate pictures, as you can translate screenshots, or parts of a screenshot, also. Also, the screenshot UI on Google Pixel phones currently makes this significantly simpler.

Presently, when taking a screenshot, if the phone identifies your screenshot has text written in a foreign language, the bottom UI will give you a “translate” button close by “share” and “edit”. It will at that point automatically identify the text and translate it to English for you. From that point, it will permit you to either copy the translated text or download the foreign language to permit offline translation.

Having this feature is quite helpful. In case you’re perusing something in another language and want to rapidly translate it without really copying the text and moving it to the Google Translate application (or regardless of whether the context is written in an image and not copyable), this feature permits you to simply take a screenshot, tap translate, and you’re all set like a flash.

Pictures that don’t have any writing won’t have the button pop-up, as Google Lens searches for the text prior to offering to translate it. Obviously, it’s additionally not amazing at this time, as 9to5Google reports that the button sometimes pops up when the screenshot displays English text.

This feature seems to be already carrying out to Pixel clients running stable Android 11, however in the event that you don’t have it yet, it might take some effort to arrive at your gadget. The feature seems to be attached to a server-side flag in Device Personalization Services.


Google Photos editor attaches new ‘HDR’ effect/filter on Pixel phones

The December Pixel Feature Drop discreetly added more ML-powered ‘Suggestions’ that improve sky pictures on Google’s first-party gadgets. Simultaneously, Google Photos additionally presented another “HDR” filter adjustment.

Back in September, the Google Photos editor was altogether redesigned on Android. The “Adjust” tab, after Brightness and Contrast, presently shows an “HDR” impact that is badged with a yellow dot on first use.

Like most adjustments, tapping gives you a 100-point slider. You can tap the HDR button to jump all the way to 100 or reset.

This new option is more likened to a filter in that it takes a shot at any picture from screenshots to something downloaded online. It doesn’t seem to take advantage of any data caught by the Pixel’s camera system, yet rather mimics the HDR effect.

Like the new “Dynamic” and sunrise/sunset effects, this Google Photos HDR channel is right now just accessible on Pixel phones. It doesn’t appear on outsider gadgets or the web customer. It mirrors a developing pattern of Pixels getting new Photos includes first.

While declared with the December security patch, this is a worker side rollout that just requires the most recent rendition of Photos for Android and is currently finished.


Future Pixel phones will exclude Playground AR stickers, beginning with Pixel 4a

Since 2017, the Google Camera application has been home to fun AR stickers that let you liven up photographs and videos. Later rebranded to Playground, Google is dropping help for these Playmoji characters on future Pixel gadgets, beginning with the Pixel 4a.

The “Playground” mode is absent on the Pixel 4a. It no longer shows up while swiping over to the Google Camera’s “More” tab. Clients were recently taken to a different interface where tapping the stickers button to the left of the shutter slides up a sheet with a few tabs. Under “Playmoji,” you can browse and download accessible packs.

Once installed, you tap to overlay in your viewfinder. A few characters, particularly in selfie mode, consequently respond to what’s in the scene and your gestures. Then, you can likewise place animated 2D stickers, as well as drifting signs with custom messages.

Google affirmed to us today that Playground’s nonappearance on the Pixel 4a is planned. You can strangely install the Playground application, yet nothing will occur.

Pushing ahead, future Pixel phones will no longer feature Playmoji. In an announcement, the organization reaffirms its commitment to the fundamental ARCore technology and “great AR experiences.”

We’re proceeding to bring ARCore and its most recent highlights to Pixel 4a and the numerous other ARCore-enabled gadgets. Playground will at present be bolstered on before Pixel gadgets and we’ll concentrate our endeavors on building incredible AR experiences that serve an a lot more extensive crowd.

Playground will stay on existing gadgets that propelled with AR stickers, similar to the Pixel 4, 3a, and every single prior Pixel. It’s additionally accessible for some LG and Motorola phones starting a year ago.

Nonetheless, eminent Playmoji from Star Wars, Stranger Things, Detective Pikachu, and Childish Gambino are not, at this point accessible on the Play Store. Just Google packs remain today: Weather, Pets, Japanese Phrases, Travel, Love, Sports, Signs, Food, and Winter.

Pushing ahead, Google says its attention is on “AR experiences that serve a much wider audience.” This is probably concerning the uncontrollably well known 3D animals in Google Search. Utilizing ARCore, it’s accessible on most modern Android gadgets, iPhones, and iPads.