Google expands real-time translations to all ‘Assistant-optimised headphones'

Doris Richards
October 15, 2018

We like what we see so far, though like previous Pixel devices, the default camera app does not support external microphones.

Previously, it read "Google Translate on Google Pixel Buds is only available on Pixel phones".

One of the highlights of Google's Pixel family of handsets is camera performance. Earlier, this real-time feature was only supported on Google's Pixel Buds which were launched past year.

The Google Pixel 3 has been given some fantastic camera smarts but when it comes to videography, you now have to rely on the phone's in-built mics.


Some third-party Android camera apps like "Open Camera" have already allowed external microphones to record audio while creators and users recorded video using a Pixel device. There have been a number of new updates to Google Assistant recently.

It's been a long wait, but in keeping with the "better late than never" mantra, the news was well received by the Pixel community. Now two years later, a member from Google's Pixel engineering team has confirmed that support is coming. However, it can be recalled that the first and second Pixel devices dominated the DxOMark mobile camera rankings at the time of their respective launches. "I hope you all enjoy the update", the Google employee wrote in an official Google online forum.

The Google Pixel 3 is set to hit shops 18 October and comes with a 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.8 and 8MP dual-front cameras.

As spotted by Droid Life, the Mountain View, California based company has updated the description on its Pixel Buds support page. But earlier reports claim it will not be enough to beat the Huawei P20 series, which was given 109 - the highest score ever.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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